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IPA & CAC Audit Results - Open Meetings Act

Audit Finds Illinois Public Bodies Routinely Fail to Post Required Information Online

Multiple Violations of Open Meetings Act Reported

A collaborative study by the Illinois Press Association and the Citizens Advocacy Center has found that local government websites continue to be among the worst at keeping the public informed. Illinois’ Open Meetings Act requires all public bodies to post and maintain three key pieces of information on their websites: 1.) Notice of upcoming meetings, 2.) Notice of proposed agendas and, 3.) Approved meeting minutes.

Testing Public Bodies' Compliance with the Illinois Open Meetings Act - Website Notice, Agenda and Minutes Posting Requirements.

Illinois Open Meeting Act Compliance - School Boards

Illinois Open Meeting Act Compliance- Counties

Illinois Open Meeting Act Compliance - Municipalities

Illinois Open Meeting Act Compliance Townships


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