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Better Government Association says Chicago withholding documents related to O'Hare Express project


By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 24, 2018

CHICAGO — The Better Government Association is suing the city of Chicago, alleging the mayor's office has refusted to provide requested records concerning the proposed development of a high speed rail line to O'Hare International Airport.

The BGA filed a complaint on Aug. 10 in Cook County Circuit Court, against the  Mayor's Office and Chicago Infrastructure Trust for an alleged violation of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act.

The BGA asserted it had requested documents from the city on June 15 regarding evaluations of responses, policies, procedures and other records of the O'Hare Express System Project for express transportation service between downtown and O'Hare International Airport. 

The BGA claims it was denied the request as defendants claimed they were unable to identify the documents that detailed the criteria used to select the winning project proposal or the criteria used to created the project without an "undue burden". 

The BGA is asking the court to order the city to produce the requested records, and pay their attorneys' fees, costs, and other relief. They are represented by Matthew Topic and Joshua Burday of Loevy & Loevy in Chicago.

Circuit Court of Cook County Case number 18-CH-10192

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