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Author: Franczek

PAC Rejects Public Body’s Limitation on Criticism of Public Officials Absent Actual Disruption

Education K-12 Education

In a recent decision, the Public Access Counselor (PAC)—the division of the Attorney General that reviews appeals regarding the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Open Meetings Act (OMA)—found that a city council violated the OMA by muting community members during public comment. The city council prohibited public comments criticizing public officials during public meetings. The PAC […]

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