If the FBI Has Your Biometrics, It Doesn’t Have to Tell You

Click here: “The FBI’s Next Generation Identification system stores the biometric records  (fingerprints, iris scans and other biometric information) of people who have undergone background checks for jobs, volunteer positions and military service, as well as of those who have criminal records. Effective Aug. 31, that database will be exempt from certain parts of the Privacy Act, a law that allows people whose records are held by the federal government to request more information about which records those are.”

Obituaries this week

Sandra L. Smith, 74, Burlington, died Friday, July 21, 2017

Kenneth Sherman Richart, 88, Burlington died Monday, July 24, 2017

Madelyn “Mack” Jean Johnson, 89, Middletown died Friday, July 28, 2017

Anna Lee Jones, 98, Burlington died Monday, July 31, 2017

Richard “Dick” Joseph Collins, 74 Burlington died Monday, July 31, 2017

Eramae Rose Simmons, 6 months, Burlington, died Saturday, July 22, 2017

Harry Glenn Schrader, 83, rural Burlington died Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Tom Liske, 80, Oquawka, died Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Bill Stewart, 74, Mount Pleasant, died Saturday, August 5, 2017

William E. Black , 62, Burlington, died Sunday, August 6, 2017