Monday, May 24, 2010

UIS FOIA case yet to be ruled on

Nearly six months after receiving them, the state attorney general’s office still hasn’t ruled on Freedom of Information Act cases referred for rulings under the state’s revamped records law.

In Sangamon County, The State Journal-Register in January asked for documents showing what conduct led to the resignation of coaches at the University of Illinois Springfield last year. Coaches for the women’s softball and golf teams resigned after conduct involving students that was deemed inappropriate, but university officials have refused to release any details. The university referred the request for documents to the attorney general Jan. 19, but the office has made no ruling.

The case was featured in a May 23, 2010, article in The State Journal-Register.

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