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Update on the Six Arcola Township FOIA lawsuits…

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On November 30, 2014


Since December is almost upon us, and the Hearing/Trial date is on December 16, 2014 for case numbers: 2013-MR-53, and 2014-MR-16, 17, and 20, I thought I would provide an update on how things have been progressing so far. (click here for all Arcola Township articles)

As you may remember, these were all consolidated and can be viewed here on There has been a Motion for Protective Order filed in relation to production of documents requested by Defendant.

A Motion of Summary Judgment was filed by me in 2014-MR-16Arcola replied to it – I responded to Arcola’s reply.

In case number 2014-MR-34, (click here for complaint) I have filed a Motion to Disqualify (with memorandum in support) defendant’s attorney, and also filed a Motion for Protective Order in response to defendant’s request for production of documents. Additionally, defendant filed an answer to the complaint, and I filed a response to their answer. There is no hearing date set yet, by I am trying to get it scheduled on December 16 also.

In case number 2014-MR-33, there have been several documents filed: complaint, defendant answer to complaint, defendant’s request for production of documents, and plaintiff response to defendant answer.  No hearing date scheduled at this time.

We still believe we will prevail against Arcola Township’s attempts at keeping public records from the public. When these cases are finished we will calculate the actual cost to Arcola Township residents and make sure they are fully aware of how their money has been spent.




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  • ECWDogs
    Posted at 10:23h, 30 November Reply

    Update on the Six Arcola Township FOIA lawsuits…

  • joesteals
    Posted at 14:36h, 30 November Reply

    Update on the Six Arcola Township FOIA lawsuits…

  • Irs
    Posted at 05:58h, 02 December Reply

    With Coombes being out of the country who is making all the decisions for the township ? We see with the vote on TIF he has tucked tail and ran leaving the business community still in limbo even after all other taxing bodies have signed off. Not surprising they want to be in control of all the tax dollars in Douglas County. What a joke this township board has become. We can only hope dec 16 brings an end to this rederick and we can move on

  • Trojan Horse
    Posted at 19:19h, 02 December Reply

    IRS, what does one thing have to do with the other?

  • Irs
    Posted at 05:03h, 03 December Reply

    Trojan horse; that Coombe is out of town and the township is a joke or the lawsuit the 16 and the township is a joke or the township wants to control more tax dollars so they can pay their lawyer to keep them out of jail and they are still a joke?

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