The Illinois Attorney General has been quiet on the FOIA/OMA front, having issued only 3 binding opinions in 2015. The Attorney General has, however, issued a couple of other opinions that restrict the authority of local governments, including home rule units.
The Illinois Attorney General issued an opinion that units of local government, whether home rule or non-home rule, have no power to establish local "right-to-work" zones. In the Attorney General's view, these local regulations are preempted by the federal National Labor Relations Act. Ill. Att'y Gen. Op. 15-001.
The Illinois Attorney General also issued an opinion that units of local government, whether home rule or non-home rule, cannot "opt out" of the requirements of the Prevailing Wage Act. Ill. Att'y Gen. Op. 15-002.
Post Authored by Julie Tappendorf