Clerk

FOIA: Chicago City Clerk

The Chicago Justice Project has two volunteer driven research projects that involve tracking the activities of different committees of the Chicago City Council through accessing Clerk data. This FOIA request was submitted because if you check the website for the Clerk you are only able to obtain agendas from committee meetings going back to the Read more about FOIA: Chicago City Clerk[…]

COPA

FOIA: COPA Type of Records

This request to COPA (Civilian Office of Police Accountability) in one in a series of FOIA requests aimed at getting a better understanding of the data and records COPA maintains and in what format they maintain it. There is section within the FOIA law that requires public bodies to maintain a list of the types Read more about FOIA: COPA Type of Records[…]

OEMC

FOIA: OEMC Records Type

This request to OEMC in one in a series of FOIA requests aimed at getting a better understanding of the data and records OEMC maintains and in what format they maintain it. There is section within the FOIA law that requires public bodies to maintain a list of the types of records they maintain. This Read more about FOIA: OEMC Records Type[…]

CAPS

FOIA: Mayor’s Office Superintendent Search

This FOIA to the Mayor’s Office of the City of Chicago is intended to shed light on the process by which former Dallas Police Chief David Brown became Chicago’s new Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department. The process seems not only less than ideal it also seems to violate in the spirit and the letter Read more about FOIA: Mayor’s Office Superintendent Search[…]

CPD SUV

FOIA: Police Board Superintendent Search Records

The position of Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department is one of the most important positions the Mayor of Chicago gets to fill. The process for who conducts the search for a new superintendent and how the final candidate is selected is clearly detailed in law but all too often Mayors have found a way Read more about FOIA: Police Board Superintendent Search Records[…]

Cook County Court

FOIA: Cook County Bureau of Finance

This FOIA to the Cook County Bureau of Finance is CJP’s response to the assertions made by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (SAO). In our ongoing multi-year battle to open up the SAO’s data they have informed us that they don’t possess a data dictionary for their Elite Crimes Case Management System they purchased Read more about FOIA: Cook County Bureau of Finance[…]

Felony

FOIA: SAO 90s & 2000s Felony Data

This FOIA is seeking primarily felony prosecution data from the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (SAO). Our campaign to open the SAO started with CJP filing a number of FOIAs with the agency over the course of a single year and after a series of denials ended up with us suing the Office and its Read more about FOIA: SAO 90s & 2000s Felony Data[…]

Missing Data

FOIA: OEMC 2018 Missing Data

Here is a FOIA seeking missing data we filed on April 7, 2020. This request is being filed because of an oversight where we somehow missed covering from Oct 1 – Dec 31, 2018 with the series of other FOIA request we have filed with OEMC. This request for missing data is part of a Read more about FOIA: OEMC 2018 Missing Data[…]

FOIA, Featuring Merrick Wayne

The Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a vital tool that allows residents of the state to gain access to public records. Today’s show features a discussion on FOIA and more specifically a memo authored by Matt Topic from Loevy & Loevy. Our guest today is Merrick Wayne who specializes in representing residents, journalists, Read more about FOIA, Featuring Merrick Wayne[…]

Aggregate

FOIA: CPD Aggregate Calls for Service

Here is a FOIA we filed seeking aggregate calls for police service with the Chicago Police Department. This FOIA was filed to help supplement our negotiations with the CPD in our ongoing litigation over their violations of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. In accordance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act please provide copies Read more about FOIA: CPD Aggregate Calls for Service[…]