ARCOLA, IL. (ECWd) –
Last week Mr. Mark Petty, attorney for the Township of Arcola, submitted a statement to the Arcola newspaper regarding FOIA cases and their appeal.
He claims that the appeal was dismissed, which is technically correct, however, he failed to mention that it was only one of the four cases and was dismissed solely because the township had filed a motion for attorney fees in the case which meant the Circuit Court decision was not yet a final appealable decision. That hearing was held on March 5, 2015, ruled and is now a final appealable decision. I was sanctioned $441.00 for improper service of subpoena.
That case, 2013_MR-53 will once again be appealed to the Appellate Court.
The article implies that all four cases were rejected, which is not the case. There are still three other cases (2014-MR-16, 17, and 20) for appeal at the Appellate Court – all related to the Freedom Of Information Act. This will once again make the fourth case.