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Illinois legislature puts new limitations on state's Freedom of Information Act

A major source of public data is the Freedom of Information Act. The law lays out rules for how citizens can get data and documents from governments and what has to be released. Illinois passed an update to its version of the law at the end of the most recent legislative session and some groups are calling for Gov. Quinn to veto out. Maryam Judar is the executive director of the Citizen Advocacy Center in Elmhurst, one of the groups fighting the law. She joins us with Representative Barbara Flynn Currie.

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