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For nine months my partner Becky Schlikerman and I conducted an investigation into the committees of the Chicago City Council. What we found were repeated violations of the Illinois Open Meetings Act – business being conducted without majority quorums (the minimum number of alderman needed to vote) and minutes that were inadequate or nonexistent. Read … Continue reading

Chicago City Council Committees Evade The Law, Experts Say

Chicago City Council Committees Evade The Law, Experts Say

By Becky Schlikerman and Erica Christoffer *Originally published on ChicagoTalks and The Beachwood Reporter May 19, 2008. More than two-thirds of Chicago’s City Council committees consistently break Illinois law by keeping inadequate records that make it difficult if not impossible for the public to get even the most basic information about how its government works … Continue reading