Chicago Public Media claims city budget committee didn't comply with Freedom of Information Act

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 15, 2019

CHICAGO — Chicago Public Media is suing the city of Chicago, alleging violation of the Freedom of Information Act.

Chicago Public Media filed a complaint on Jan. 30 in Cook County Circuit Court against the City of Chicago Committee on the Budget and Government Operations, alleging the committee refused to comply with plaintiff's request for public records.

According to the complaint, Chicago Public Media requested all attendance sheets for meetings of the Budget Committee for the current term. However, the committee has reportedly failed to produce any of the requested records. 

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant for declaratory and injunctive relief, attorney's fees, costs, and other relief. They are represented by Matthew Topic, Joshua Brday and Merrick Wayne of Loevy & Loevy in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 19-CH-1265.

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