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Freedom Of Information Act

Ill. attorney general orders Sauk Village to comply with FOIA request

SAUK VILLAGE | The Illinois attorney general’s office this week ordered Sauk Village officials to comply with a Freedom of Information Act request regarding a conference Village Clerk Debbie Williams and other officials attended last year in Washington, D.C.

September 09, 2014 1:40 pm
EDITORIAL: Show us the money for Festival of the Lakes

EDITORIAL: Show us the money for Festival of the Lakes

What Hammond Councilman Homero "Chico" Hinojosa is seeking ought to be readily available to the public, let alone a duly elected councilman.

June 13, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Try again for public access improvements

The Indiana General Assembly came close, but failed this year to pass a valuable new state law that would have improved public access to public records.

March 20, 2014 12:00 am

Officials: FOIA requests too much for Sauk Village

SAUK VILLAGE | Sauk Village officials say they have received so many Freedom of Information Act requests in the last year, it is beginning to weigh on village coffers and slow daily operations.

September 08, 2013 8:00 am

Public records bill would bring restrictions

SPRINGFIELD | The Illinois Legislature might make the state's Freedom of Information Act less open.

April 13, 2011 5:45 pm

EDITORIAL: Put those public documents online

Glenwood officials are considering whether to publish a list of those who request public information. This is an attempt to punish those who make the requests.

March 22, 2011 12:00 am

Village delays action on publishing information requests

GLENWOOD | The Village Board declined to take action Tuesday on a measure to publish the names of those who request public information.

March 17, 2011 12:30 am

EDITORIAL: Give people access to their government

Sunshine Week is a perfect time to examine the state of public access to government. Unfortunately, too many public officials remain opaque when it comes to government transparency.

March 17, 2011 12:00 am

House overturns Quinn veto on FOIA

SPRINGFIELD | The Illinois House voted on Tuesday to overturn Gov. Pat Quinn's amendatory veto on a bill that originally kept private the performance evaluations of all public employees.

November 18, 2010 12:00 am

Thornton faces lawsuit over invoices

THORNTON | The village of Thornton soon will have to find a way to finance its legal defense if a settlement can't be reached over the lawsuit filed against it by Trustee Paul Tomasik.

October 31, 2010 12:00 am
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