Key Takeaways From Recent FOIA And OMA Decisions

The Illinois courts and the Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor (“PAC”) issued a flurry of decisions in May and June relating to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) and the Illinois Open Meetings Act (“OMA”). The following are some of the more important takeaways from these decisions.

FOIA Decisions -

Appellate Court Decision: FOIA requires a public body to produce records in the exact format maintained by the public body, even if that format allows manipulation or misuse of the records.

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Topics:  Department of Transportation, FOIA, Notice Requirements, Open Meetings Act, Public Meetings, Public Records, Public Schools

Published In: Administrative Agency Updates, Civil Procedure Updates, Education Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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