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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

City clerk Devon Reid at Monday’s City Council meeting. Aldermen voted unanimously to appoint Reid as Evanston’s Freedom of Information Act officer, but decided to further discuss how and when information should be publicized.

Aldermen allow city clerk to retain FOIA role, further examine publicizing information

October 17, 2017

Aldermen unanimously decided Monday to allow city clerk Devon Reid to keep his jurisdiction over Freedom of Information Act requests, and to continue discussions on the type of information made public. On...

City clerk Devon Reid at the Sept. 25 City Council meeting. Reid announced in a Thursday Facebook post that Evanston will implement a two-step review process for Freedom of Information Act claims.

City clerk announces FOIA reforms, urges city to keep jurisdiction in ‘elected and independent office’

October 6, 2017

City clerk Devon Reid argued in a Facebook statement Thursday to keep jurisdiction over Freedom of Information Act requests under the sole purview of his office. Reid has been staunchly opposed to a...

City clerk Devon Reid at Monday’s City Council meeting. Reid disputed the council’s decision to suspend the local Freedom of Information Act database.

City clerk Devon Reid opposes council vote to freeze FOIA database

September 28, 2017

City clerk Devon Reid challenged City Council’s decision to suspend the local Freedom of Information Act request database after Ald. Donald Wilson (4th) claimed it revealed confidential information. Even...

City clerk Devon Reid speaks at Monday’s City Council meeting. Reid said the city plans to implement a series of changes to the online Freedom of Information Act request system following a controversy in which the database disclosed confidential details.

Council suspends online database after juveniles’, sexual assault survivors’ names disclosed

September 26, 2017

City Council voted to make the online database containing Evanston’s Freedom of Information Act requests private after it publicly disclosed the names of juvenile offenders and survivors of sexual assault. The...

Evanston launches online public records portal, database

February 1, 2016

Evanston’s new public records portal went live Monday, making the city the first in Illinois to create an online form and searchable database for requests through the Freedom of Information Act. Evanston...

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