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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