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Office of the Attorney General
500 S. 2nd Street
Springfield, Illinois 62701
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1-877-299-FOIA
(1-877-299-3642)
Fax: (217) 782-1396
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2023 Binding PAC Opinions Index



  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 23-001 PDF document (Request for Review 2022 PAC 73904) (January 12, 2023)
    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: Duty to Respond to FOIA Requests
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 23-002 PDF document (Request for Review 2022 PAC 73915) (January 26, 2023)
    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: Employee Survey Results Used in Connection with Preparing a Performance Evaluation Are Exempt from Disclosure Pursuant to Section 7(1)(f)
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 23-004 PDF document (Request for Review 2023 PAC 74927) (March 27, 2023)
    OPEN MEETINGS ACT: Requirement to Provide General Subject Matter of Personnel Transactions on Meeting Agenda
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 23-005 PDF document (Request for Review 2023 PAC 75460) (April 25, 2023)
    OPEN MEETINGS ACT: Improper Closed Session Discussion of Various Topics Under the Exception for Setting the Price For Sale or Lease of Property
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 23-006 PDF document (Request for Review 2023 PAC 75510) (May 3, 2023)
    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: Duty to Respond to FOIA Requests
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 23-007 PDF document (Request for Review 2023 PAC 75559) (May 26, 2023)
    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: Improper Denial of a Request as Unduly Burdensome
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 23-008 PDF document (Request for Review 2023 PAC 76033) (May 26, 2023)
    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: Improper Treatment of FOIA Request as Request for Commercial Purpose and Improper Assessment of Fee
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 23-009 PDF document (Request for Review 2023 PAC 76309) (June 16, 2023)
    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: Police Reports Concerning Public Employee Arrested and Charged with Crimes Against a Minor are Not Exempt from Disclosure in their Entireties under the Personal Privacy Exemption
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 23-010 PDF document (Request for Review 2023 PAC 76670) (July 12, 2023)
    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: Police Reports Concerning Both a Juvenile Offender and Adult Offender are Exempt from Disclosure under the Juvenile Court Act of 1987
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 23-011 PDF document (Request for Review 2023 PAC 76017) (July 12, 2023)
    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: Duty to Respond to FOIA Requests
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 23-012 PDF document (Request for Review 2023 PAC 76732) (September 5, 2023)
    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: Duty to Respond to FOIA Requests
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 23-013 PDF document (Request for Review 2023 PAC 76977) (September 13, 2023)
    OPEN MEETINGS ACT: Restriction of Public Comment is Limited to Established and Recorded Rules Governing Public Comment
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 23-014 PDF document (Request for Review 2023 PAC 78444) (December 1, 2023)
    OPEN MEETINGS ACT: Taking Final Action in Closed Session
  • PUBLIC ACCESS OPINION 23-015 PDF document (Request for Review 2023 PAC 77982) (December 12, 2023)
    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: Non-disclosure Agreement Concerning Planned Commercial Development Project That Has Been Publicly Announced is Not Exempt under Section 7(1)(g) of FOIA