Fagel v. The Department of Transportation

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL App (1st) 121841
Decision Date: 
May 28, 2013
District: 
1st Dist.
Division/County: 
Cook Co.,1st Div.
Justice: 
CUNNINGHAM
Holding: 
Affirmed.
Court properly entered judgment on the pleadings for plaintiff who submitted FOIA request to IDOT requesting Excel spreadsheet of IDOT' red light camera enforcement system, in doing research and writing for national report on effectiveness of red light camera technology. IDOT produced Excel spreadsheet only in locked version, but FOIA language is broad enough to require IDOT to produce unlocked electronic copy of Excel spreadsheet, to allow Plaintiff to fully exercise functions of Excel program. Court properly awarded Plaintiff $12,561 in reasonable attorney's fees and costs, as allowed by Section 11(i) of FOIA, (ROCHFORD and DELORT, concurring.)