If you want to watchdog your local or state government, using the Illinois Freedom of Information Act is one of the best ways to go.
So CU-CitizenAccess.org is offering how-to guides on how to file effective Freedom of Information requests.
These guides help you file those requests and make the process as clear as possible for an act aimed at empowering citizens and holding government accountable. Whether it’s the school board or the city council or a county board or the university, these guides will help ensure you get the information you need.
The guide and other resources will also help you deal in a direct and courteous way with government staff who often are overburdened with their daily tasks.
CU-CitizenAccess.org is an online newsroom for not only news stories and trying out new technologies for journalism, but also for supporting citizens in gathering and sharing news, data and information, raising and discussing important issues, and suggesting solutions