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Nelson v. Kendall County, 2014 IL 116303 (May 22, 2014).

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) exception

Administrator Contracts
Case: Nelson v. Kendall County, 2014 IL 116303 (May 22, 2014).
Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Ill. Supreme Court has ruled that the office of the State’s Attorney in each county is subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The court further opined that States Attorney’s offices are not of the judicial branch of government but the executive branch (the judicial branch is exempt from FOIA). School districts and their local school counsel may find this decision helpful in obtaining copies of documents affecting them which have been prepared, issued, or retained by their local State’s Attorney.