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Sunshine Laws 2020 Edition

Practical guide for attorney dealing with governmental bodies.

The Freedom of Information Act and the Open Meetings Act are useful tools for practitioners to use on behalf of clients in order to gain information. This handbook will help attorneys understand, utilize, and comply with both Acts. Topics include procedures, enforcement, and exemptions under both Acts, public records and their protections, and ethical aspects of public disclosure laws. Practitioners in every area of law can find useful and practical guidance on these important laws.

General Editors:

John F. Costello Jr, JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., Chicago
Mark R. F. Heinle, Ancel Glink, P.C., Naperville


Chapter 1 — Introduction to the Freedom of Information Act
Donald M. Craven, Donald M. Craven, P.C., Springfield

Chapter 2 — Who Are Public Bodies and What Are Public Records?
Terrence M. Barnicle, Howard C. Jablecki, and Michael T. Jurusik, Klein Thorpe & Jenkins Ltd., Chicago

Chapter 3 — Procedures
Mark R. F. Heinle, Ancel Glink, P.C., Naperville

Chapter 4 — Exemptions Under the Freedom of Information Act
Julie A. Tappendorf and Yevgeniy Bolotnikov, Ancel Glink, P.C., Naperville

Chapter 5 — Enforcement Under the Freedom of Information Act
Sara Gadola Gallagher, Montana & Welch, LLC, Elmhurst, and Esther J. Seitz, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Springfield

Chapter 6 — Protecting Sensitive Records Provided to Public Bodies
Robert E. Browne Jr., Troutman Sanders LLP, and John F. Costello Jr, JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., Chicago

Chapter 7 — Introduction to the Open Meetings Act
John F. Costello Jr, JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., Chicago, and Mark R. F. Heinle, Ancel Glink, P.C., Naperville

Chapter 8 — Meeting Procedures Under the Open Meetings Act
Brian D. Day, Town of Normal, 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
Benjamin L. Schuster, Elrod Friedman LLP, Chicago

Chapter 11 — Ethical Aspects of Public Disclosure Laws
John F. Costello Jr, JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., Chicago

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The Freedom of Information Act and the Open Meetings Act are useful tools for practitioners to use on behalf of clients in order to gain information. This handbook will help attorneys understand, utilize, and comply with both Acts. Topics include procedures, enforcement, and exemptions under both Acts, public records and their protections, and ethical aspects of public disclosure laws. Practitioners in every area of law can find useful and practical guidance on these important laws.

General Editors:

John F. Costello Jr, JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., Chicago
Mark R. F. Heinle, Ancel Glink, P.C., Naperville


Chapter 1 — Introduction to the Freedom of Information Act
Donald M. Craven, Donald M. Craven, P.C., Springfield

Chapter 2 — Who Are Public Bodies and What Are Public Records?
Terrence M. Barnicle, Howard C. Jablecki, and Michael T. Jurusik, Klein Thorpe & Jenkins Ltd., Chicago

Chapter 3 — Procedures
Mark R. F. Heinle, Ancel Glink, P.C., Naperville

Chapter 4 — Exemptions Under the Freedom of Information Act
Julie A. Tappendorf and Yevgeniy Bolotnikov, Ancel Glink, P.C., Naperville

Chapter 5 — Enforcement Under the Freedom of Information Act
Sara Gadola Gallagher, Montana & Welch, LLC, Elmhurst, and Esther J. Seitz, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Springfield

Chapter 6 — Protecting Sensitive Records Provided to Public Bodies
Robert E. Browne Jr., Troutman Sanders LLP, and John F. Costello Jr, JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., Chicago

Chapter 7 — Introduction to the Open Meetings Act
John F. Costello Jr, JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., Chicago, and Mark R. F. Heinle, Ancel Glink, P.C., Naperville

Chapter 8 — Meeting Procedures Under the Open Meetings Act
Brian D. Day, Town of Normal, 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
Benjamin L. Schuster, Elrod Friedman LLP, Chicago

Chapter 11 — Ethical Aspects of Public Disclosure Laws
John F. Costello Jr, JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., Chicago

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