GLEN ELLYN, IL. (ECWd) –
After a simple request for public records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was denied by the Village of Glen Ellyn, the Attorney General has determined that further inquiry is warranted and directed them to provide a response to support their denial.
This came after I have requested 24 months worth of DUI/DWI arrest records which the Village stated was unduly burdensome. I reduced that to 12 months worth of records and the Village stated it was still unduly burdensome without stating any facts justifying their position.
The denial did appear to state that since I lived 194 miles away, the records I wanted were less of a public interest then say, someone who lived 20 miles away. Since I could not find any language in the FOI Act referencing location of residency as reason for denial, I filed a complaint with the AG’s PAC Office asking them to review this denial of public records that was based solely on where I chose to reside.
Makes me wonder if they are taking FOIA lessons from the College of DuPage.
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