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Most 2010 cases handled by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's Public Access Office came from government bodies looking to keep details away from the public.

3,278: Governments seeking permission to deny access to information

1,295: Appeals of Freedom of Information Act denials from citizens

156: Appeals of FOIA denials from media

293: Appeals of FOIA denials from other groups

206: Reviews of alleged Open Meetings Act violations

5,228: Total Public Access Office requests for review

Source: Illinois Attorney General

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