New limits on FOIA “recurrent requesters”By Helen W. GunnarssonSeptember 2011LawPulse, Page 434New legislation would give governmental entities more time to respond to those who make numerous FOIA requests. A look at that and some Open Meetings Act changes.
Making the most of your FOIA requestBy Helen W. GunnarssonNovember 2010LawPulse, Page 558Tips on using the Illinois Freedom of Information Act from a lawyer who has both sought information and served as a municipality's Freedom of Information officer.
Freedom of Information Act laws enhanced. PA 096-0542April 2010Illinois Law Update, Page 180State lawmakers recently beefed up sunshine laws to help ensure open and transparent government. (For more, see Two Cheers for the New Freedom of Information Act in the February IBJ.)
New open government legislationBy Helen W. GunnarssonJuly 2009LawPulse, Page 330A bill awaiting the governor’s signature would make the promise of open records real for more people, supporters say.
Freedom of Information Act amended. PA 095-0941February 2009Illinois Law Update, Page 70Illinois lawmakers amended section 7 of the Freedom of Information Act to exempt certain data elements from the Illinois Health and Hazardous Substances Registry from public inspection and dissemination. 5 ILCS 140/7.
The Lawyer’s JournalBy Bonnie McGrathFebruary 2000Column, Page 62Banks and title insurance; fees for foiled FOIA requests; crafting affirmative action plans; and more.
Day-Care Licensing Records — PA 90-670February 1999Illinois Law Update, Page 73Public Act 90-670 amends the Freedom of Information Act to allow the public access to records including complaints, results of complaints, and Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) staff findings of licensing violations at day care facilities.
Access to InformationNovember 1998Illinois Law Update, Page 596On August 24, 1998, the Office of Illinois State Treasurer adopted amendments to sections 651.101, 651.103, and 651.APPENDIX B. 2 Ill Adm Code 651.