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Illinois AG: Search Warrants Are Public Record

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· Story link Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan held that search warrants are public records, noting that the state’s Freedom…

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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan held that search warrants are public records, noting that the state’s Freedom of Information Act does not apply to court records but are instead government by the Clerk of Court Act. That measure provides that virtually all court documents are public. The advisory opinion follows the refusal of a clerk to make public warrants outlining police investigations in Sangamon County. (12/28/07)