Local governments in Illinois resist FOIA changes

Opposition Grows to Illinois FOIA Changes.

The Illinois legislature improved the Illinois state sunshine law earlier this year. Among other things, they added a provision for a public access counselor to mediate disputes when records are denied.

Now, the Illinois Municipal League is lobbying Gov. Pat Quinn not to sign the bill.

As far as I know, no group does an annual scorecard of which groups do the most lobbying against better public information laws. But anecdotally, the city and county-based taxpayer-funded lobbying outfits seem to have pride of place.

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