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Backlogs, leniency on new public records law

Apr 2, 2011 11:04:41 AM- chicagotribune.com
Advocates see progress, but watchdog has unaddressed requests, limited powers

Attorney General Lisa Madigan has used her broad new authority over public records disputes to whittle at Illinois' long-standing culture of secrecy, but lax enforcement and a suffocating backlog of cases have left many citizens waiting in vain for the documents they seek.

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