Watchdogs file lawsuit against COD for withholding public records

A group of government watchdogs filed a lawsuit against College of DuPage on Thursday alleging numerous violations of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act.

The lawsuit — filed by Edgar County Watchdogs and American Transparency or Open the Books — claims the College of DuPage has been refusing valid FOIA requests, improperly withholding public documents and backdating responses.

The lawsuit calls into question the college's responses to a dozen FOIA requests sent in February and March. Continue>>>