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OAG FOIA Officer
Office of the Attorney General
500 S. 2nd Street
Springfield, Illinois 62701
Phone:
1-877-299-FOIA
(1-877-299-3642)
Fax: (217) 782-1396


Public Access Counselor
Office of the Attorney General
500 S. 2nd Street
Springfield, Illinois 62701
Phone:
1-877-299-FOIA
(1-877-299-3642)
Fax: (217) 782-1396


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2015 Binding PAC Opinions Index



  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 15-001 PDF document (Request for Review 2014 PAC 31609) (January 15, 2015)
    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: Production of Records to the Public Access Counselor; Disclosure of Records of the State Board of Professional Engineers
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 15-002 PDF document (Request for Review – 2014 PAC 31746) (January 23, 2015)
    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: Home Rule Ordinance Does Not Supersede FOIA; Negotiated Terms of Contracts with Public Bodies Do Not Constitute Trade Secrets; Correspondence With Third Parties Is Not Part of A Public Body's Deliberative Process
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 15-003 PDF document (Request for Review 2015 PAC 33652) (March 20, 2015)
    OPEN MEETINGS ACT: Improper Discussion of Financial Matters and Disposal of Property in a Closed Meeting
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 15-004 PDF document (Request for Review 2015 PAC 33991) (June 17, 2015)
    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: Disclosure of Settlement Agreements
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 15-005 PDF document (Request for Review 2015 PAC 35119) (August 4, 2015)
    OPEN MEETINGS ACT: Failure to Cite Closed Session Exception; Improper Discussion of Proposed Police Services Contract in Closed Session; Taking Final Action on Matter Not on Meeting Agenda
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 15-006 PDF document (Request for Review 2015 PAC 35427) (August 31, 2015)
    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: Disclosure of Public Employees' Compensation
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 15-007 PDF document (Request for Review 2015 PAC 35861) (September 16, 2015)
    OPEN MEETINGS ACT: Failure to Cite an Applicable Exception Before Closing a Meeting to the Public; Improper Discussion of a Hiring Freeze in a Closed Meeting
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 15-008 PDF document (Request for Review 2015 PAC 35747) (September 22, 2015)
    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: Disclosure of the Governor's Calendar
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 15-009 PDF document (Request for Review 2015 PAC 35840) (September 28, 2015)
    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: Disclosure of Surveillance Video Recordings
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 15-010 PDF document (Request for Review 2015 PAC 36285) (October 21, 2015)
    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: Disclosure of General Information Concerning Outside Counsel Representing State Agencies
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 15-011 PDF document (Request for Review 2015 PAC 36548) (November 9, 2015)
    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: Failure to Timely Respond to FOIA Request Precludes Denial as Unduly Burdensome; Disclosure of Certified Payroll Records
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 15-012 PDF document (Request for Review 2015 PAC 37849) (December 14, 2015)
    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: Failure to Respond to FOIA Request; Extension of the Response Period
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 15-013 PDF document (Request for Review 2015 PAC 37664) (December 15, 2015)
    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: Failure to Respond to FOIA Requests
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 15-014 PDF document (Request for Review 2015 PAC 37249) (December 15, 2015)
    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: Duty to Disclose Public Records in the Possession of a Public Body
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 15-015 PDF document (Request for Review 2015 PAC 37506) (December 29, 2015)
    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: Disclosure of Training Materials