Illinois Public Access Bureau resolved majority of public records access disputes in 2015

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office resolved more than 3,330 requests from the public for help in obtaining public records and public meeting information last year.

The information was released in the Public Access Bureau’s annual report this spring. The report documents compliance statewide with the state’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Open Meetings Act (OMA).

In 2015, the Public Access Bureau received 4,770 formal requests for assistance pursuant to FOIA and OMA. By comparison, the bureau received 4,032 requests in 2014 and 1,950 requests in 2010. Continue…