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Twenty questions about Public Act 93-0523: Recording closed session meetings By Stewart H. Diamond and Keri-Lyn J. Krafthefer Administrative Law, April 2004 Public Act 93-0523, effective January 1, 2004, requires all Illinois units of local government, including fire protection districts and school districts, to audio or video record their closed sessions.
Twenty questions about Public Act 93-0523: Recording closed session meetings By Stewart H. Diamond and Keri-Lyn J. Krafthefer Local Government Law, January 2004 Public Act 93-0523, effective January 1, 2004, requires all Illinois units of local government, including fire protection districts and school districts to audio or video record their closed sessions.
Opening the Meetings Act to reality—abolishing the “Rule of Two” By Richard G. Flood and Stewart H. Diamond Administrative Law, October 2001 Currently the Act prohibits the exercise of free speech between elected officials on public bodies containing five or fewer members. This stifles creativity in solving public problems and inhibits debate and frank discussion of the issues. Officials cannot test their assumptions and data in advance of a public forum.
Opening the Meetings Act to reality—abolishing the “Rule of Two” By Richard G. Flood and Stewart H. Diamond Local Government Law, June 2001 "When you define meetings by the number of participants you set the participants up to skirt the law." Anchorage Daily News at B3 (October 23, 1992)

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