Monday, April 4, 2011

Attorney general aide: U. of I. flouting law

It took more than a year of wrangling before the University of Illinois provided documents in a scandal involving the women's softball team at the Springfield campus, including coaches' resignation letters.

It wasn't until last week that The State Journal-Register received a less-redacted copy of a letter in the case, 15 months after its request. Attorney general officials and the newspaper's lawyer said one key document — a $200,000 settlement agreement between a student player and the university — was disclosed only after the attorney general's office subpoenaed records.

The story was published in an April 2, 2011, Chicago Tribune article.

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