BY JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN
The Political "Safe Breakers" Foiled
Attorney General Lisa Madigan has 820 employees and but not one is assigned to hold state government accountable to the Open Meetings and Open Records (FOIA) law?
Of 41 agencies listed on Attorney General Madigan's website, only 8 of Quinn's appointed agency executives were in compliance with Open Meeting certification.
Six more of Quinn's agencies blatantly ignored the Freedom of Information Act request.
Why the Open Meetings Act is Important:
1. Agendas are posted inviting citizens and giving notice regarding purpose and topics.
2. The public is invited to give comment and share thoughts.
3. After the meeting, minutes and notes are public record. Who was present? What was discussed? What were the decisions?
If state government is not in compliance with Open Meetings, why should any of the other 7,000 governments in Illinois comply?
Will we ever see the light of truth in this state? I mean from its “elected” leaders? They need a new name….how about elected scoundrels? Hewey the King Fish Long would be proud as they’ve taken his corruption and graft to a new level of depravity.