Algonquin Township (ECWd) -
Most normal people would think the right thing to do would be for Algonquin Township to simply provide the records we requested under the Freedom of Information Act instead of continuing their waste of time and court resources fighting what they will eventually have to provide.
You may recall a couple of weeks ago when the first subpoena for our Dropbox account was quashed in McHenry County Court (here).
Algonquin Township and its Board of Trustees decided to try a second time to subpoena and gain access to our Dropbox folder, to anyone who has used it, and to all the documents kept in it.
There is a hearing on Tuesday, March 5th, where, once again, our Motion to Quash will be heard.
Illinois law protects media and reporters from things like this, but the Township Board has decided to keep piling on and incurring more legal bills - not just their own legal bills, but the township will also pay our legal bills when they lose this FOIA lawsuit.
We will update this with another article after the Hearing.