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Recent FOIA Decisions Address “Trade Secret” and “Private Information” Exemptions

USA - March 20 2018 The Public Access Counselor (PAC) of the Illinois Attorney General’s office recently issued two binding opinions addressing the Freedom of Information...

Kendra B. Yoch, John Swinney.

The PAC Strictly Interprets the “Probable or Imminent Litigation” Exception for Closed Session

USA - August 7 2017 Recently, the Public Access Counselor (PAC) issued a rare binding opinion finding that the City Council of Bloomington violated the Open Meetings Act...

IL Supreme Court Rules IHSA Not Subject to FOIA

USA - June 15 2017 The FOIA litigation saga continues as the Illinois Supreme Court in Better Government Association v. IHSA ruled in favor of the athletic association...

Jamel A.R. Greer.

Appellate Court Holding Extends FOIA to College Foundation

USA - May 17 2017 Recently the Second District Appellate Court issued an opinion holding that the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) applied to certain records...

Jamel A.R. Greer.

Court Rules that Final Board Action Requires a Public Recital that Includes the Key Terms of an Action Item

USA - December 1 2016 In a recent Illinois Appellate Court decision, the Court held that a public body was in violation of the Open Meetings Act (OMA) where the public body...