North Henderson, IL. (ECWd) -
In yet another defeat over the North Henderson Trustees, local citizens have prevailed in a Freedom of Information Act Request for Review in which they asked the Village for all bank statements - and the village redacted all of the account numbers prior to producing the statements.
This issue stems from the inability to adequately track deposits and expenditures of the village without the account numbers.
Last month, the Attorney General's Public Access Counselor's Office determined that the Village of North Henderson violated the Freedom of Information Act by improperly redacting those account numbers. The AG's office cited the FOIA where it states that "personal" account numbers can be redacted - and since account numbers of public bodies are not "personal" account numbers, they must be released.
The AG instructed the Village of North Henderson to provide the unredacted bank statements to the requester.
Our previous articles on North Henderson, IL. are "here".