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July 13, 2024

Village of Sawyerville sued under Freedom of Information Act –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On September 22, 2017


On September 21, 2017, a Complaint was filed in Macoupin County Circuit Court naming the Village of Sawyerville as Defendant in a public records lawsuit. It is case number 2017-MR-117.

This arises out of a Freedom of Information Act request for public records, dated March 28, 2017 where I requested several items related to the construction of the village hall building, use of public resources, and water bill payment locations.

The village sent a letter telling me they would not provide anything, and then later called me and told me the same thing – and that if I wanted to see any public records I had to make an appointment and go there to view the records in person.

I’m wondering if they took advice from Carlinville’s Mayor DeMuzio and the Electoral Board Attorney who gave Carlinville bad advice.

Actual copy of file-stamped Complaint will be provided when it becomes available.

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1 Comment
  • Jannie
    Posted at 13:25h, 22 September Reply

    Same in my county park district – wanted to see public records did a foia request – said come look had 5 years of note books filled with papers – sat me at a table.

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