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Arcola Twp FOIA suit update – 9-26-2014…

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On September 28, 2014


On Friday, September 26, 2014 there was a hearing for all motions on five of the six Freedom of Information Act civil suits against Arcola Township.

Here is a quick run-down on the results of the hearing:

2014-MR-33  –  Motion for additional time to answer granted

2014-MR-16  –  Additional time granted to defendant to answer Plaintiff Motion for Summary Judgment 21 days to answer plus 21 days to respond

2013-MR-53  –  Pl Meet and Confer Conference stricken – Def Motion for Sanctions denied (non-compliance reserved for ruling) – Def Motion to Compel Production denied – Def demand for document production partially denied and partially granted (must produce within 28 days) – Def Motion to Quash subpoenas granted and Sanctions against use of material obtained granted and he reserved a ruling on the Cost to prepare document on the subpoenas.  Judge gave them 15 days to prepare a written summary of costs

2014-MR-16, 17, 20, and 2013-MR-53 Set for Hearing on all matters (trial) for December 16, 2014

2014-MR-34  –  Motion to consolidate not considered this date



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  • High Rider
    Posted at 07:18h, 30 September

    jmkraft,looks like the Good Guys are winning.Could you explain a little more on what took place,I mean besides the Twp.and Petty spending our tax money to hide information.

  • Amazed
    Posted at 14:06h, 01 October

    year and half ago watchdogs asked for taxpayer information thru a Foia request ,after reading the court posting of how this is going, how has the township attorney turned this to the watchdogs have 28 days to produce something for the township attorney . Is this more than just wanting to see normal bookkeeping that is required of a taxing body or has the court system turned this into a veil of secrecy? Everyone knows it is very easy to produce records of how this taxing body has spent taxpayers money. What are the issues here?

  • Lake Lady
    Posted at 16:50h, 05 October

    Amazed,the issues are very simple-use whatever tax money they need to hide their wrong doing.We have talked in the past how the Township and those in charge think they are above reproach,but time is running out.I’ve heard the the Township has said they kicked butt in court,the court documents do not read that way.I guess they do not understand what “denied” means.

  • offended
    Posted at 08:57h, 30 November

    Mark better read about Sigel Road Commissioner. How many driveways have you put gravel on? There is 1 farmer south of town (I believe, not in Arcola Township) that had several loads delivered when he built his new house.