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SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - Pay attention Carlinville: Last Friday, the Illinois Attorney General's Public Access Counselor determined that the McHenry County Blog was "news media" as that term is defined in the Freedom of Information Act. McHenry County decided that FOIA requester Cal Skinner, McHenry County Blog, was a recurrent...

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) - The Illinois Attorney General has sent the City of Carlinville letters of inquiry in response to several requests for review of alleged Freedom of Information Act violations that I forwarded to the AG's Public Access Counselor ("PAC"). These letters require the public body to respond...

Rosemont, Illinois and Rolling Meadows, Illinois (ECWd) - This seems to be the standard for a public body - pay an attorney to answer simple Freedom of Information Act requests, and then complain later about how much the FOIA requests are costing the public. The real issue...

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