St. Clair Co, IL. (ECWd) -
After numerous violations of the 5-day response time required under the Freedom of Information Act, and records not provided weeks after the request for records was submitted, we field a 6-Count lawsuit against the Village of Alorton, Illinois, located in St. Clair County, for alleged violations of the Act.
We are seeking records relating to:
- Compensation setting resolution for elected officials,
- vehicle use policy,
- bank statements,
- meeting agendas,
- meeting minutes,
- financial transaction histories,
- and others
Alorton's FOIA Officer is Mr. LaMar Gentry.
As usual, it is much simpler and more cost-effective for a public body to comply with public records requests. Now they will spend money on their attorney and will end up paying our attorney bills as well.
Read the Complaint below (or here).