ARCOLA, IL. (ECWd) -
In another act of defiance of state law, Arcola Township has once again snubbed its nose at the Freedom Of Information Act.
On April 25, at 11:38 a.m. I sent an email requesting copies of the following records:
-Copy of all credit card statements (all pages) for Jan, Feb, and Mar of 2014.
-Copy of the names of all “scholarship” recipients and copy of the checks (or other payment instruments) tendered for the “scholarship” for the past 10 years.
-Copy of any policy or criteria used to determine qualification/application procedures for the “scholarship”.
They did not respond, even though they are required by law to respond.
I know they received the email and it was opened up on their computer. I received a "read" receipt when it was opened.
So once again, I was forced to file a Request For Review with the Illinois Attorney General to force compliance with the act. The AG should respond in a couple two or three years if past experience tells me anything.
Here is what I sent to the Attorney General's Public Access Counselor (PAC);
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