Author: John Kraft

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - Pay attention Carlinville: Last Friday, the Illinois Attorney General's Public Access Counselor determined that the McHenry County Blog was "news media" as that term is defined in the Freedom of Information Act. McHenry County decided that FOIA requester Cal Skinner, McHenry County Blog, was a recurrent...

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) - The Illinois Attorney General has sent the City of Carlinville letters of inquiry in response to several requests for review of alleged Freedom of Information Act violations that I forwarded to the AG's Public Access Counselor ("PAC"). These letters require the public body to respond...

NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, DEKALB, IL. (ECWd) - The Office of the Executive Inspector General ("OEIG") investigation of Northern Illinois University ("NIU") and its President, Douglas Baker, may have been wrapped up after more than 18 months - but the college is still paying legal fees, month after month, with no apparent...