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Appellate Court Determines That 28,000 Pages Of Records Is Not Unduly Burdensome Under FOIA

In Greer v. Board of Education of the City of Chicago, 2021 IL App (1st) 200429, the appellate court found that reviewing 28,000 pages of records responsive to a FOIA request was not unduly burdensome. On October 12, 2018, Tyrone… Continue Reading →

School Board Rejects Hearing Officer’s Recommendation and Fires Teacher for Cheating

Jennifer Longanecker was a tenured fifth-grade teacher in the East Moline School District. In 2014, the School Board found that she helped a student cheat on the Illinois Standards Achievement Test. In doing so, the Board reversed a hearing officer’s finding that… Continue Reading →

Sometimes a Felon Can Run for a School Board

Not all felonies are created equal, nor does a felony conviction necessarily prevent one from holding public office (at least in one suburban county school district).  People ex. rel. Nkyia Ervin v. Dean Barnett, 2018 Ill.App. 172639 (1st Dist.). Enter… Continue Reading →

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