Opinion: Andy Shaw: Don't weaken Illinois Freedom of Information Act

Submitted by LDieringer on Tue, 04/21/2015 - 3:07pm

At the Better Government Association, we’re also following another “season”—the annual legislative session in Springfield.

As we head into the final innings, the box score indicates the General Assembly is playing “small ball” — moving ahead on bills aimed at eliminating a few more unnecessary units of government, expanding transparency, increasing civic engagement, and improving the criminal justice system.

But they’ve also committed a few errors, including one glaring miscue that would undermine the public’s right to know how their tax dollars are being spent. Continue>>>
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