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Office of the Attorney General
500 S. 2nd Street
Springfield, Illinois 62701
Phone:
217-782-1090
Fax: 217-782-8827
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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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2022 Binding PAC Opinions Index



  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 22-001 PDF document (Request for Review 2021 PAC C-0536) (January 31, 2022)
    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: Communications Attorney Provides to Client Containing Legal Advice Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 22-002 PDF document (Request for Review 2021 PAC 68752) (February 10, 2022)
    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: Section 7(1)(d)(vii) of FOIA Requires Public Body to Prove Investigation is Ongoing And That Disclosure of the Information Would Obstruct the Investigation
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 22-003 PDF document (Request for Review 2021 PAC 69031) (February 10, 2022)
    OPEN MEETINGS ACT: Improper Remote Meeting During a Public Health Emergency
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 22-004 PDF document (Request for Review 2022 PAC 69424) (March 11, 2022)
    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: E-mail from Police Chief to Staff Concerning Policies, Procedures, and Employee Conduct is a Public Record That is Not Exempt from Disclosure under Sections 7(1)(c) or 7(1)(f) of FOIA
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 22-005 PDF document (Request for Review 2021 PAC 69011) (March 24, 2022)
    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: Disclosure of Complaints Alleging Public Employee Misconduct
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 22-006 PDF document (Request for Review 2022 PAC 69940) (May 6, 2022)
    OPEN MEETINGS ACT: Taking Final Action on Matter Not on Meeting Agenda
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 22-007 PDF document (Request for Review 2022 PAC 70322) (June 2, 2022)
    OPEN MEETINGS ACT: Improper Remote Meetings During a Public Health Emergency
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 22-008 PDF document (Request for Review 2022 PAC 71237) (June 30, 2022)
    OPEN MEETINGS ACT: Taking Final Action on Matter Not Sufficiently Identified on Meeting Agenda
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 22-009 PDF document (Request for Review 2022 PAC 70948) (June 30, 2022)
    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: Section 7.5(zz) of FOIA Exempts from Disclosure Information Identifying City Employees in Bargaining Unit Positions Represented By a Particular Union
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 22-010 PDF document (Request for Review 2022 PAC 71177) (July 12, 2022)
    OPEN MEETINGS ACT: Failure to Cite an Applicable Exception Before Closing a Meeting to the Public; Improper Discussion of Bids for a Student Transportation Contract in Closed Session
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 22-011 PDF document (Request for Review 2022 PAC 71261) (July 25, 2022)
    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: Applications of Individuals Not Appointed to Village Board of Trustees are Public Records and Are Not Exempt from Disclosure Under Sections 7(1)(c) or 7(1)(f) of FOIA
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 22-012 PDF document (Request for Review 2022 PAC 72503) (September 30, 2022)
    OPEN MEETINGS ACT: Improper Closed Session Discussion of New School Under the Exception for Purchasing or Leasing Real Property