Sunday, December 27, 2009
Illinois Attorney General Names New Public Access Counselor in Advance of Revised FOIA Effective Date
Cara Smith, deputy chief of staff for Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, will be the agency's new public access counselor to enforce the state Freedom of Information Act, revisions to which will take effect on January 1, 2010.
The revised FOIA includes fines for failure to comply with the law and tighter deadlines for government to respond to FOIA requests.
Click here for more on the new revisions to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act.