Sunshine Laws (Illinois) 2016 Edition
- Product ID: 16SUNSNLWU
The Illinois Freedom of Information Act and the Open Meetings Act are more than journalistic tools of the trade. In addition to those familiar uses of FOIA requests and OMA invocations, these Acts can also become effective means for attorneys to obtain access to information in matters ranging from marital disputes to estate litigation. This handbook offers multi-perspective guidance on Illinois’ sunshine laws from authors including counsel for governmental units as well as for media outlets. Understand these two useful Acts through chapters explaining the particulars of procedures, exemptions, and enforcement under both the Illinois FOIA and the OMA. Other topics concern identifying public bodies and public records, protecting sensitive records, and a discussion of the ethical aspects of public disclosure laws. You will be “in the know” with author discussions of recent caselaw in this universal resource that has a place in every Illinois attorney’s library.
General Editors — John F. Costello, Jr., Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, Chicago, and Mark Heinle, Ancel, Glink, Diamond, Bush, DiCianni & Krafthefer, P.C., Naperville
Chapter 1 — Introduction to the Freedom of Information Act
Donald M. Craven, Law Offices of Donald M. Craven, P.C., Springfield
Chapter 2 — Who Are Public Bodies and What Are Public Records?
Terrence M. Barnicle, Howard C. Jablecki, Michael T. Jurusik, Klein, Thorpe, and Jenkins, Ltd., Chicago
Chapter 4 — Exemptions Under the Freedom of Information Act
Julie A. Tappendorf and Erin M. Baker, Ancel, Glink, Diamond, Bush, DiCianni & Krafthefer, P.C., Chicago
Chapter 7 — Introduction to the Open Meetings Act
Keith E. Fruehling, Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C., Urbana, Andrew J. Keyt, Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C., Peoria, and John M. Redlingshafer, Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C., Peoria and Chicago
Chapter 8 — Meeting Procedures Under the Open Meetings Act
Brian Day, Corporation Counsel, Town of Normal
Chapter 9 — Exceptions to the Open Meetings Act
Jane N. Denes, Posegate & Denes, P.C., Springfield
Chapter 10 — Enforcement Under the Open Meetings Act
Scott B. Sievers, Springfield
Chapter 11 — Ethical Aspects of Public Disclosure Laws
John F. Costello, Jr., Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, Chicago
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