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FOIA Does Not Require a Public Body to Answer Questions or Create Records

In Martinez v. Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, 2018 WL 1308730 (March 12, 2018), Martinez submitted a FOIA request to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office seeking “each instance in which information obtained using a cell site simulator … was… Continue Reading →

How A Customized Software Database Creates Problems Under FOIA

Illinois’ Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq., continues to pose challenges for local governments.  With the rise of customized software for storing a local government’s data, local governments will be faced with the challenge of providing… Continue Reading →

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