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October 4, 2022

Attorney General

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - We reported on this FOIA case when the Illinois Supreme Court granted our petition to file an Amicus Curiae Brief in support of plaintiff (read it here). Plaintiff Perry and the Institute for Justice filed a Freedom of Information Act request for public...

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) - We wanted to let our readers in Carlinville know what we are currently working on. There have been allegations, which we have been able to substantiate, that the City of Carlinville has been filing false water testing results to the Illinois Environmental Protection...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: JR Manker [email protected] Tyson Manker Announces Exploratory Committee for Illinois Attorney General September 22, 2017 (South Jacksonville, IL) – Tyson Manker, a lifelong Illinoisan, attorney, and military combat veteran of the Iraq war, formed an exploratory committee to investigate the possibility of...

ORLAND PARK, ILLINOIS (ECWd) -- The Orland Park Public Library apparently manipulated its email server somehow to block a recent Freedom of Information Act request from this author, made on August 4th, 2017 for documents related to what appears to be possible violations of the Illinois...

CHICAGO, IL. (ECWd) - After researching some of the grants issued by the Illinois Arts Council ("IAC") during times when they did not conduct any public meetings, I came across one grant in particular in which I felt was somewhat questionable. In 2015, the IAC approved several...

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) - [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="123"] Carla Brockmeier[/caption] Today, the Illinois Attorney General's Public Access Bureau issued a Binding Opinion # 17-009 (2017 PAC 47126) stating that the City of Carlinville [under the direction of Mayor Deanna Demuzio] and its Freedom of Information Act Officer, Carla Brockmeier, violated...

WHITESIDE CO., IL. (ECWd) - According to documents we received from the Illinois Attorney General's Public Access Counselor ("PAC"), on June 13, 2017, the PAC issue two separate determinations stating the Whiteside County Airport violated the Open Meetings Act in 2016. The first violation occurred when the Airport board...

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