CLARK CO., IL. (ECWd) -
The Clark County Park District, through Robbins Schwartz, attorney for the Park District Risk Management Association, PDRMA, has settled the Freedom of Information Act civil suit I filed when denied access to public records.
The suit filed in Clark County Circuit Court (here) alleged violations of FOIA in denial of certain financial records. I have received those public records and agreed to settle the suit, out of court, for the records and reimbursement of costs incurred by me in the amount of $188.25.
Makes me wonder why other public bodies don't simply follow the law, or at least realize they need to, and what Arcola Township's problem is to spend the money and time they are spending to fight production of public records (here).
To the people that say all we do is cost the public body money, I say all they had to do was provide the records they were mandated by law to provide.