Local FOIA requests center on hot-button issues

March 15, 2013 2:37 PM

From Daily Chronicle:

Local governments in DeKalb County received at least 700 FOIA requests from residents from around the country in the six months between Oct. 4, 2012, and March 4.

In commemoration of Sunshine Week, a nationwide movement dedicated to open government, the Daily Chronicle filed FOIA requests with local governments to see how people used the common information tool.

The DeKalb County administration office received six requests during the period, half of which were from union officials seeking salary or health insurance information. DeKalb police received at least 500 requests for incident reports, while the Sycamore police received more than 170. Here’s a look at some of the other requests.