Request #20-268
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Cost of legal representation for any City Council member who's had an Ethics Complaint filed against them since 2017. Including the cost of the most recent complaint filed against Ald. Rainey by Dan Coyne. 


Received

March 10, 2020 in person


Due

March 17, 2020


Departments

Legal


Requester

Kelly Marcelle

Documents

Public

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Staff

Point of Contact

Devon Reid

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Denied: Partial

Your Request has been denied in part. The records for which Your Request is denied and granted are detailed below:

 (a) Your Request is denied as to the following records (the “Specified Records”):  The request for correspondence has been granted, except the document(s) which contain memorandum correspondence between attorney and client is privileged communication, thus redacted under Section 7(1)(m) of the Illinois FOIA law.  The redactions made are attorney-client privilege as it is attorney work product.  Furthermore, the City is not in receipt of any bills for the pending BOE complaint and therefore has no responsive records at this time.

(b) Your Request is granted in part as the following records (the “Approved Records”): See attached.

You have a right to appeal this decision within 60 days to Sarah Pratt, Acting Public Access Counselor, Office of the Illinois Attorney General, 500 S. 2nd Street, Springfield, Illinois 62706, (phone number 1-877-299-FOIA) or to seek judicial review under Section 11 of FOIA, 5 ILCS 140/11.

 
March 13, 2020, 3:59pm by Alexandra Ruggie, Assistant City Attorney, Assistant City Attorney
Document(s) Released to Requester Public
2018 bills.pdf
2019 Bills redacted.pdf
Rainey - Benson Letter 2019-02-15 (1).pdf
Rainey Bill - FOIA.pdf
March 13, 2020, 3:50pm by Alexandra Ruggie, Assistant City Attorney, Assistant City Attorney
Department Assignment Public
Legal
March 10, 2020, 3:20pm by Eduardo Gomez, Deputy City Clerk
Request Opened Public
Request received in person
March 10, 2020, 3:20pm by Eduardo Gomez, Deputy City Clerk