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Nelson Wins FOIA Case

  In a unanimous decision, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled in favor of Nelson Multimedia, Inc., WSPY-AM/FM/TV and owner Larry Nelson in Nelson v. Kendall County.
  Kendall County State's Attorney Eric Weis tried to dodge the Illinois Freedom of Information Act by claiming his office was a part of the state's judicial branch, not subject to FOIA, even though his office has the FOIA officer required of executive branch agencies under the law.  .
   The court ruled that state’s attorneys are not a part of the judicial branch.
   The case now returns to the trial court level for a rehearing. The full opinion can be found at http://www.state.il.us/court/Opinions/SupremeCourt/2014/116303.pdf.