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And Now Let’s Hear It for the Very Worst

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The Illinois Press Association took 10 steps backward for Freedom of Information, naming the state’s 10 most egregious open records and open meetings responses in the past year. To no one’s surprise, none of the winners came forward to accept their “Worsty” awards. The association said the awards would be annual: “The abuses of these two access laws continue to escalate.” IPA President-Elect Scott Champion said the laws’ lack of teeth make it easy for agencies to be bad. (10/25/05)