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Legislation Could Pull Teeth From New FOIA Law

Illinois's new Freedom of Information Act has only been in place for a few months and state lawmakers are already trying to scale it back. Last year, legislators passed a bill that was intended to improve access to government information—things like teacher evaluations, and police disciplinary records. But just as the new FOIA law had come into effect Governor Pat Quinn signed another bill to exempt teacher and school administrator evaluations. Other exceptions to the new rules have been proposed in both the House and the Senate. Tracy Siska is executive director of the Chicago Justice Project, and he recently released an issue brief on this topic.

Issue Brief: General Assembly Attempts Rollbacks of Public Access Law

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