Freedom Of Information Act
The City of Springfield and the City Clerk's Office support the policy of providing public access to records in the possession of the City, while at the same time protecting legitimate privacy
concerns and maintaining administrative efficiency and operational priorities.
Illinois Attorney general Lisa Madigan worked with legislators and open government advocated to draft and pass landmark legislation
(Senate Bill 189, Public Act 096-0542) to strengthen the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Open
Meetings Act (OMA) to increase the transparency and accountability of governments at all levels.
The new law became effective January 1, 2010