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Illinois Freedom of Information Act

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  • 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 records.
  • 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...

    Statement of the Chicago Tribune with regard to Illinois' Freedom of Information Act

    The Illinois Freedom of Information Act is a tool not just for the press but also for the public. Unfortunately, it serves neither constituency well. Instead, we in the media as well as those in the general public are forced to use a notoriously weak FOIA...

    Cops in SOS unit amassed citizen complaints

    For eight years, a controversial list of the most complained-against Chicago cops remained under seal while the city fought its release in court battle after court battle. But after a last-ditch effort by the union failed to stop it, the list was...

    City to release files on alleged police misconduct

    City to release files on alleged police misconduct
    Internal investigation files for alleged police misconduct will now be made public, officials said Sunday in a statement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office. With the new policy, the Chicago Police Department will release investigative files relating to...