Alexandra Block and Dan Feeney win appellate victory for large media client in precedent-setting Freedom of Information Act case

February 28, 2018

On May 9, 2017, Alexandra Block and Dan Feeney won an appellate victory for The Chicago Tribune in a precedent-setting Freedom of Information Act case, in which the Illinois Appellate Court, Second District, held that the College of DuPage Foundation and College of DuPage must disclose a subpoena under Illinois’ open records law. This was the first Illinois case to determine whether a non-profit dedicated solely to supporting a public college must comply with FOIA. Following the appeal, Ms. Block and Mr. Feeney also secured a full recovery of The Chicago Tribune’s attorneys’ fees in the Circuit Court of DuPage County.

Chicago Tribune v. College of Du Page, 2017 IL App (2d) 160274

The Chicago Tribune, November 17, 2017: “FOIA Fight Will Cost College of DuPage, Foundation $500,000″