Open Meetings Act http://northernpublicradio.org en State's Attorneys Defend Recent Meetings http://northernpublicradio.org/post/states-attorneys-defend-recent-meetings <p>Whiteside County's new State’s Attorney is defending a meeting of the County Board’s Democratic majority.&nbsp; The meeting is being investigated by the Illinois attorney general following a complaint it violated the Open Meetings Act. The DeKalb State's Attorney has followed suit in a similar situation. Mon, 24 Dec 2012 12:10:28 +0000 Jenna Dooley 23127 at http://northernpublicradio.org State's Attorneys Defend Recent Meetings Two Northern Illinois Counties Accused of Possible Meeting Violations http://northernpublicradio.org/post/two-northern-illinois-counties-accused-possible-meeting-violations <p><em><strong>Meetings Under Review in Whiteside and DeKalb Counties</strong></em></p><p>In Whiteside County, Sauk Valley Media is waiting to hear from the Illinois Attorney General’s office.&nbsp; At issue--whether members of the county board violated the Open Meetings Act.&nbsp; Late last month, members of the board allegedly threatened to call police when a reporter tried to cover a discussion over the selection of a new board chairman.&nbsp; Members contend it was a caucus gathering, not a public meeting. Fri, 14 Dec 2012 12:41:39 +0000 Jenna Dooley 22723 at http://northernpublicradio.org Two Northern Illinois Counties Accused of Possible Meeting Violations Quinn signs law closing open-meetings loophole http://northernpublicradio.org/post/quinn-signs-law-closing-open-meetings-loophole <p>Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Thursday to strengthen the Illinois Open Meetings Act by requiring that notice of public meetings and agendas are posted for two full days before the meeting.</p><p>&ldquo;This law gives the public greater access to information and activities that impact their lives,&rdquo; Quinn said. &ldquo;Increasing government openness and accountability from the statewide level to the local level will make Illinois a stronger, more ethical state.&rdquo;</p><p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 15:30:08 +0000 WNIJ 15279 at http://northernpublicradio.org Quinn signs law closing open-meetings loophole DeKalb City Clerk resignation rooted in Open Meetings Act http://northernpublicradio.org/post/dekalb-city-clerk-resignation-rooted-open-meetings-act <p>&nbsp;</p><p>DeKalb officials are trying to put a stop to speculation about why City Clerk Steve Kapitan resigned last Friday. The city manager and city attorney announced Tuesday that Kapitan voluntarily resigned from his elected post because he wasn&rsquo;t able to keep up with duties related to the Open Meetings Act.</p><p> Wed, 08 Feb 2012 08:34:21 +0000 Susan Stephens 6588 at http://northernpublicradio.org DeKalb City Clerk resignation rooted in Open Meetings Act