Macoupin County

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...

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...

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) - During last night's Carlinville City Council meeting, the Council, by unanimous vote, directed the Attorney to turn over public records in response to FOIA requests submitted by John Kraft and waive any fees associated with copies of the documents he requested. One council member expressed...

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) - This article is a response to the hatchet job published by The 'Burnian, the newspaper of Blackburn College. Nowhere in the article does it disclose that Mayor Deanna Demuzio is also a Board Member of Blackburn College, and it never mentions Kraft had asked for...

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) - The Illinois Attorney General's Public Access Counselor has sent a letter the Carlinville City Clerk, Mrs. Carla Brockmeier, asking that the city respond to the March 20, 2017, Freedom Of Information Act request for public records. Carlinville has developed a history of not...

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) - The Illinois Attorney General's Public Access Counselor has sent a letter the Carlinville City Clerk, Mrs. Carla Brockmeier, asking that the city respond to the March 18, 2017, Freedom Of Information Act request for public records. Carlinville has developed a history of not...

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) - Mayor Demuzio and the City of Carlinville must enjoy spending hard-earned taxpayer dollars keeping public records from the public. I estimate the first denied FOIA request has already cost Carlinville taxpayers more than $1,000.00 - and that was prior to the city...