Saturday, August 7, 2010

Frequent filers weigh in on FOIA


1999 audit of state governments by The Associated Press found that more than two-thirds of them did not comply with FOIA. A 2006 investigation by the Better Government Association yielded a 60 percent noncompliance rate – almost 40 percent of the Illinois governments tested never even responded to the FOIA request.

vast majority of FOIA requests filed in Illinois come from the public, not the news media. Just under 75 percent of the 1,298 requests for FOIA assistance received by the Attorney General’s Office last year, before the new law took effect, came from the public.


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