Digging Into The Freedom Of Information Act
The Freedom of Information Act, FOIA for short, has received a lot of attention lately. So has the subject of public officials using personal e-mail accounts to conduct government business. Sarah Pratt works in Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office as the Public Access Counselor. Her job is to help Illinois citizens file FOIA requests, and to offer a legally binding opinion if there is a dispute between a citizen and a public official regarding a FOIA request. Pratt talked with Illinois Public Media's Brian Moline about her position, and some of details of Illinois' Freedom of Information Act.