SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) -
THIRTY months ago, the Edgar County State's Attorney sent a letter to the Illinois Attorney General asking for advice and opinion on a potential conflict of interest on a Sheriff and/or Deputy Sheriff sitting on the Edgar County Emergency Telephone Systems Board.
The issue came up when they were asked to vote and approve reimbursements from the ETSB to the Sheriff's Department.
On May 16, 2012, Mr. Isaf sent his first letter the the AG. He later followed up with letters dated September 27, 2012 and May 12, 2014 (read them here).
I recently filed a Freedom of Information Act request seeking a copy of any advice tendered.
Here we are, 2 and 1/2 years later, and no advice or opinion given.
So we have a State's Attorney asking for advice from the Attorney General, who's statutory duty is “consulting with and advising” the several State's Attorneys, and she has so far refused to do that duty.
You can probably figure out where we are headed with this subject...
FOIA response below: