Illinois Treasurer Mike Frerichs (FRAYR'-ikz) waited four days last month for Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office to declare that he should keep a taxpayer-funded report about sexual harassment allegations against his predecessor under wraps.
The Associated Press and other news organizations had been waiting 10 months for the same decision.
Madigan's office says the attorney general does not play favorites and blames the delay on a backlog.
A spokeswoman says that when Frerichs inquired, the office's public access counselor realized an opinion had been written "for some time" but not distributed. Continue>>>