Sage Information Services v. Suhr

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2014 IL App (2d) 130708
Decision Date: 
April 14, 2014
District: 
2d Dist.
Division/County: 
Winnebago Co.
Justice: 
McLAREN
Holding: 
Affirmed.
Court ordered county supervisor of assessments and FOIA officer to provide electronic records requested per FOIA request, and awarded Plaintiffs attorney fees and costs. Court properly based permissible charges for records on Section 65 of FOIA rather than on Section 9-20 of Property Tax Code. Under plain meaning of Section 6(a) of FOIA, that section of Property Tax Code does not allow Defendant to escape cost-only rule for electronic records, so that Defendant may not charge more than the cost of ppurchasing the recording medium for the requested electronic records.(JORGENSEN and HUDSON, concurring.)