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Givemeliberty - Raw milk industry draws attention from Illinois regulators - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
With everything we have going on in this state and they are on a raw milk kick? Americans have been buying and selling farm produce at the local level for centuries, just leave it alone. Why do they always have to step in and put their grubby little paws on every frickin thing we do? I am a consumer of raw milk, and I am capable of nourishing my own body, leave me and my farmer alone and do something…
pjohnf - Bill Clinton to address workers at pro-Quinn rally - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
So does that mean your okay with a lying adulterer, accused of sexual assault, disbarred lawyer, lying, impeached ex-president?
Givemeliberty - Bill Clinton to address workers at pro-Quinn rally - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
So true and its usually the voters that make me want to pull my hair out not the politicians. The dem voters have always been upset about corporate welfare/ favoritism, and sending jobs over seas until Obama got elected. Not long after he was elected the Republicans became concerned with the Patriot Act, and hawks on our privacy. The majority of voters talk and act like they have issues they care…
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#1. The board, from what I understand, has basically stated that impact on property taxes should be negligible. That is mostly because of the huge decrease in Life safety bonds that have to be issued. and the expiring existing school bonds, and net savings from operating new "energy star" buildings". You have to understand that Life Safety bonds can be issued with out tax payer approval. These…
WarCry - School Board to outline plans for savings, old buildings if referendum passes - Quincy, IL News - Qu
What would you propose they do with the QAVTC in that case? They teach more than just the high school students there, you know.

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Illinois state’s attorneys are subject to FOIA

4 months, 4 weeks ago by Denise Donley

Adams County State’s Attorney not surprised by the ruling

State’s Attorneys in Illinois will now be required to release public records.

The Illinois Supreme Court unanimously ruled Thursday that state’s attorneys are government officials subject to the state public-records law.

County prosecutors are now required to release public records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

An appellate court found that state’s attorney offices aren’t public bodies subject to the open-records law; however, the state Supreme Court reversed that ruling.

Adams County State’s Attorney Jon Barnard said he’s not surprised by the ruling.

“It doesn’t really matter what my thoughts are. When they speak, we listen. There was a presumption that we have been subject to FOIA but yet at the same time there’s a little bit of room for argument,” said Barnard. “Now that State’s attorney are subject to FOIA, it doesn’t really shock or offend me. I think the only real flashpoint, and that’s rare, is when sensitive documents that might be the subject of ongoing prosecutions are requested but there’s a basis to deny on that ground anyway.”

Barnard said he routinely gets FOIA requests in Adams County.

“I respond to them. I’ve always operated on the assumption that we’re subject to FOIA.  I get requests several times a week and I respond based on that assumption.”

He added his office won’t need to change procedure based upon the ruling.

“Because I’ve been operating on the assumption that we are subject to FOIA, it will have virtually no effect on our office,” said Barnard. “The offices that have taken the position that States Attorneys are not subject to FOIA will have a major change of policy because the Supreme Court has ruled and that’s the end of the discussion.”

 


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