Freedom Of Information Act
Mayor Rahm Emanuel poked a bit of fun at himself while playing an April Fools Day joke on Sunday, when the mayor’s office announced he was filing Freedom of Information Act requests to “learn everything I can about myself.”
It’s a small suburban school district that some say is spending big money on things like Chicago hotel rooms, fancy meals and a luxury car. As CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports, residents in Lincolnwood took it upon themselves to get the dirt on how school officials have been spending their money.
Last spring, in a chance meeting, Maywood village trustee candidate Cheryl Ealey asked Village Clerk Gary Woll why the village was dragging its feet on the release of a number of documents sought by those challenging the administration. Ealey claims that Woll told her that the village “won’t give you information to use against us.”
Chicago-area reporters are not pleased with the way government is treating a new state law that’s supposed to make government more open to public scrutiny.
A measure that would keep the state’s list of registered gun owners private has advanced in the Illinois House.
Illinois legislators have voted to keep a loophole in the state’s public information laws, even though Gov. Pat Quinn wanted to close it.