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City of Carlinville fails to answer summons in FOIA lawsuit –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On April 26, 2017

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) –

Update 4-28-2017: Carlinville filed an answer to the Complaint with the Macoupin Circuit Clerk’s Office today, April 28, 2017.

According to the Macoupin County Circuit Clerk’s information in the Judici database, the City of Carlinville has failed to answer the Summons served on the City Clerk on March 22, 2017. This summons was for the FOIA lawsuit I filed against them.

It was a “30 day” summons requiring an answer within 30 days of service.

This comes as no surprise since this city has shown it has a real problem complying with statutory timelines.

Prior to this, the city had failed to answer four Freedom of Information Act requests that I submitted, and also failed to answer the Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor’s (“PAC”) letters of inquiry within the statutory 7-day timeline for response.

The Electoral Board Attorney did provide some of the requested records which may be the subject of this lawsuit, but that does not dismiss the required answering of summons.

I am starting to think there might be something in the water prohibiting deadline compliance…

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  • William Sprague
    Posted at 21:55h, 26 April

    Hi John!

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