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Two New PAC Opinions Provide Clarification to School Districts on Meeting Agendas and Redacting Information from FOIA Responses
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • August 8 2017

Recently, the Illinois Public Access Counselor (PAC) issued two opinions - one advisory and one binding - that reiterate the requirements of the Open


The PAC Strictly Interprets the “Probable or Imminent Litigation” Exception for Closed Session
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • 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


Use Caution when Monitoring Comments on Your School’s Social Media Page
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • August 1 2017

Public schools should be cautious as to how they moderate access to and comments on their social media profiles. In Packingham v. North Carolina, the


Illinois Has a Budget But Schools Are Not Yet Out of the Woods
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • July 7 2017

The Illinois House voted yesterday to override Governor Rauner’s veto of the budget bill, income tax increase, and the budget implementation bill. The


Breakfast After the Bell Explained
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • July 6 2017

In August 2016, Governor Rauner signed Public Act 099-0850 creating the “Breakfast After the Bell” program. Historically, schools have provided


Illinois Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor Issues Binding Opinions Regarding FOIA Exemptions
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • June 29 2017

The Public Access Counselor (PAC) of the Illinois Attorney General’s office recently issued two binding opinions addressing the Freedom of Information


IL Supreme Court Rules IHSA Not Subject to FOIA
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • 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


OCR Changes Investigation Protocols for Civil Rights Complaints
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • June 15 2017

Candice Jackson, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights’ Acting Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, recently provided a “new


Transgender High School Student Prevails in Bathroom Access Case Before Federal Appellate Court Over Illinois
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • June 8 2017

In an opinion issued last week, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals decided in favor of a transgender student who challenged his high school’s


Appellate Court Holding Extends FOIA to College Foundation
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • 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