AG Accepts Request for Review of Denial of City Health Plan Participants’ Names


Last month CB reported that City of DeKalb’s legal counsel had denied a request under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for the names of City Council members who are currently participating in DeKalb’s health insurance plan. I subsequently filed a Request for Review with the Illinois Attorney General, which you may recall is the new procedure for appeal of denials since the first of this year. (Under the old FOIA procedure, the city manager would have reviewed and ruled on the appeal.)

Yesterday a letter arrived that confirmed the AG’s Public Access Counselor has “determined that further inquiry into this matter is warranted.” The letter, dated June 22, appears after the jump.

Click anywhere on the letter to view larger images of the pages.

2010 Health FOIA p1

2010 Health FOIA p2