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Illinois Supreme Court Rules Against Attorney General in Open Meetings Act Case

The Illinois Supreme Court recently issued an opinion in The Board of Education of Springfield School Dist. No. 186 v. Attorney General of Illinois, holding that the Attorney General’s interpretation of the Open Meetings Act’s public recital requirements is incorrect…. Continue Reading →

Court Finds OMA Violation by Board for Failure to Provide Sufficient Public Recital of Key Facts of Agenda Items Before Vote

The Open Meetings Act (OMA) requires that a board provide a sufficient explanation, referred to as a “public recital,” of agenda items before voting on them (5 ILCS 120/2 (e)). What this exactly means is open for debate as shown… Continue Reading →

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