CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) –
The City of Carlinville is fighting its 4th lawsuit where it is alleged that they violated the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) by denying public records from people who requested copies of them.
This particular suit was received at the Macoupin County Circuit Clerk’s office on Friday, October 19, 2017.
It is case number 2017-MR-126, and I have confirmed this is the “anonymous FOIA requester” that was the topic of discussion at the xx Carlinville City Council meeting. It was filed naming Lisa Thomas as the FOIA requester.
We will publish the actual Complaint when we can get our hands on a copy of it.
Previous FOIA suits, still working their way thru the Court system are:
- 2017-MR-25 filed by John Kraft
- 2017-MR-82 filed by John Kraft
- 2017-MR-101 filed by Robert Bogue
- 2017-MR-126 filed by Lisa Thomas (the subject of this article)
In the Carlinville City Council meeting from April 17, 2017, the council discussed this particular FOIA request and decided they didn’t need to answer it since there was no name of the FOIA requester – it looks like a Judge will answer that question for them.