(AP) -- The University of Illinois
says the school is having a record year for Freedom of Information Act
University officials said Thursday they have
received 520 information requests through the end of September and expect to
receive a record 700 through the end of the year. University officials say they
have fulfilled a majority of those requests. The Illinois Freedom of
Information Act provides access to public records and documents. In 2007 the
university received 386 FOIA requests.
University officials say most of this year's
FOIA requests involved the search for a new president at the Urbana-Champaign
campus, an investigation at the College of Law, enrollment issues and sports
School officials say they've reviewed more
than 100,000 pages of documents in response to the FOIA requests.