Author: KDuJan

[caption id="attachment_37726" align="alignnone" width="115"] Orland Park Public Library Director Mary Weimar[/caption] Orland Park, Illinois The Orland Park Public Library is at it again, seemingly having learned nothing after being sued in 2014 for multitudinous violations of both the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Open Meetings...

(Katie McLain (left) and Amanda Civitello (right), presenting at the ALA conference in Chicago, June 2017) Waukegan, Illinois (ECWd) - During the American Library Association's (ALA) latest conference (held in Chicago in June 2017), two Waukegan Public Library employees delivered a standing-room-only presentation on sexual harassment...

[caption id="attachment_36236" align="alignnone" width="190"] Amy Connolly[/caption] Tinley Park, Illinois On May 1st, 2017, the Village of Tinley Park filed a scathing federal lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Eastern Division) against erstwhile Planning Director Amy Connolly for deliberate breach of...

Rosemont, Illinois and Rolling Meadows, Illinois (ECWd) - This seems to be the standard for a public body - pay an attorney to answer simple Freedom of Information Act requests, and then complain later about how much the FOIA requests are costing the public. The real issue...

Orland Park, Illinois On April 4th 2017, fed-up voters in both Orland Park and Tinley Park toppled longstanding political regimes that have been embroiled in one scandal or another for the last several years. This regime change was a direct result of citizens using the Freedom of...