Freedom Of Information Act
What Hammond Councilman Homero "Chico" Hinojosa is seeking ought to be readily available to the public, let alone a duly elected councilman.
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.
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.
SPRINGFIELD | The Illinois Legislature might make the state's Freedom of Information Act less open.
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.
GLENWOOD | The Village Board declined to take action Tuesday on a measure to publish the names of those who request public information.
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.
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.
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.
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