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Illinois Freedom of Information Act

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  • FOIA follies

    FOIA follies
    FOIA, (Freedom of Information Act) is under attack in the Illinois state capitol in Springfield. Read the editorial to learn of the hijinks that threaten your right to know:
  • Illinois lawmakers want to dismantle Freedom of Information Act

    Illinois lawmakers want to dismantle Freedom of Information Act
    Your lame duck legislature is fiddling with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act again. No good can come of that. Before they leave town this week, lawmakers with nothing to lose could be asked to vote on two bills, both of them designed to water...

    Steven Salaita files lawsuit against the University of Illinois

    Steven Salaita files lawsuit against the University of Illinois
    Controversial professor Steven Salaita, whose job offer at the University of Illinois was rescinded after he made anti-Israel comments on social media, filed a lawsuit Monday alleging that the university has violated the state's open records law. The...

    Public records: Illinois' leading lawmakers privately circulate proposal to undercut effort for better open records law

    Illinois' leading lawmakers privately circulated their own proposal for a new public records law Wednesday that would essentially gut months of work by interest groups attempting to strengthen the state's notoriously weak public access to government...

    Wheaton Warrenville school board to release records, Illinois Supreme Court rules

    In a unanimous rebuke of an argument the attorney general once called an "outrageous" abuse of public records law, the Illinois Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled against the Wheaton Warrenville school board for claiming it would be an invasion of its...