The Better Government Association accuses the suburban bus agency of stonewalling on safety-related documents.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
The suburban bus company Pace is being sued for withholding information about bus accidents, and alcohol and drug testing of bus drivers. The suit, filed March 21 by the Better Government Association (BGA), alleges Pace violated the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in refusing to turn over documents related to bus accidents, and alcohol and drug testing of bus drivers that the BGA has requested. The BGA is a nonprofit, non-partisan watchdog group. “Pace is a taxpayer-supported agency,” said BGA President and CEO Andy Shaw. “It shows a remarkable degree of arrogance to refuse to release documents that are so clearly in the public realm—and that other agencies have, at times, turned over without even a formal FOIA request." “The …
A group of Glen Ellyn residents has filed a complaint with the courts that says village officials gave special treatment to school owners.
When Diamante Montessori School opened its doors for the first time in fall of 2009, some residents felt the building had come to represent more than a new preschool—it meant the Village's officials had broken the public trust. A group of residents are suing the Village of Glen Ellyn and the property owners for alleged actions during the permitting process that may have had ulterior motives behind them, and were granted in a non-transparent, illegal way. They believe undue, special considerations were given to Diamante Montessori School's owners. A letter sent from the attorney general's office to the village in July of this year gave some credence to residents' complaints. Carl Cepuran, a Glen Ellyn resident who lives two houses from the …