FOIA/OMA Information and Resources
There are many resources available to journalists and the public at large when it comes to rules for public meetings and public documents. INBA is also here to help! If you have any questions, or need the INBA's help, e-mail FOIA/OMA Chair Bob Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org, or INBA Counsel Don Craven at email@example.com.
Here are a few links and documents to help get you started:
Illinois Open Meetings Act: www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/government/openmeet.pdf
Illinois Freedom of Information Act: http://www.ag.state.il.us/government/FOIA_guide.pdf
Sample FOIA Request Letter:http://www.cravenlawoffice.com/images/InitialFOIARequest.pdf
Illinois Attorney General Public Access Counselor: foia.ilattorneygeneral.net/
INBA General Counsel Don Craven FOIA/OMA resources: www.cravenlawoffice.com/linksresources.html
INBA can also help you, but we can't fight the fight if we don't know about it! Please get in touch, and stay in touch, if you have any questions or concerns while covering your region!