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August 9, 2022

Wesley Twp FOIA Lawsuit, 3rd Party Claim Dismissed, Twp Asked to Seal Document –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On January 7, 2022

Will Co., IL. (ECWd) –

The Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against Wesley Township was up for status call this morning.

As has been the pattern with this township, they fail to abide by promises made at previous status hearings, where the promise was made in court to produce documents within 7 days, and once again have failed.

The township did dismiss the 3rd party claim where Leonard McCubbin filed a ridiculous claim which had all appearances of an attempt at intimidating the original plaintiff. It didn’t work, and that 3rd party claim is now dismissed with prejudice (cannot be refiled).

The township also asked to enter a protective order (an order sealing them from public view) on one or more documents it claimed were “shocking” and “extremely sensitive” and eluded they were photographs of a former township public official.

The Court granted an in-camera review of the alleged documents at a status hearing scheduled for January 14, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. At that hearing, the judge will review to subject documents and make a determination on sealing them or permitting the public access to view them.

This is standard procedure for sensitive documents.

 

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