Jurisdiction: Illinois

Bureau of Prisons Records Provide New Details on Prison Officials’ Response to Pandemic

November 18, 2020
American Oversight has obtained documents that provide more information on how the Federal Bureau of Prisons missed key early opportunities to mitigate the virus’ spread within facilities.

No Records Response from Chicago Police Department Regarding Emails with the White House

October 7, 2020
The Chicago Police Department stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for emails with the White House regarding the federal law enforcement action Operation Legend.

Records Request to Illinois Governor’s Office Seeking DOJ and DHS Emails Regarding Operation Legend

October 2, 2020
Records request to the Illinois Governor’s Office seeking emails with the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security surrounding Operation Legend.

Illinois Office of the Governor Records of Communications with the White House Regarding Operation Legend

September 15, 2020
Records from the Illinois Governor's Office in response to American Oversight's request for email communications with the White House regarding the federal law enforcement action Operation Legend.

Investigations Update: Operation Legend, Crossfire Hurricane, and the Rush for a Coronavirus Vaccine

September 1, 2020
See the latest in our investigations into the Trump administration’s politicized Operation Legend, the rush for school reopenings and a Covid-19 vaccine, and partisan FBI responses to congressional requests.

Records Request to the Chicago Mayor’s Office Seeking Emails with White House

August 31, 2020
Records request to the Chicago Mayor’s Office seeking emails with the White House regarding the federal law enforcement action Operation Legend.

Records Request to Chicago Police Department Seeking Emails with the White House

August 31, 2020
Records Request to the City of Chicago seeking Chicago Police Department emails with the White House regarding the federal law enforcement action Operation Legend.

Records Request to Illinois Governor’s Office Seeking Emails with White House

August 31, 2020
Records request to the Illinois Governor’s Office seeking emails with the White House regarding the federal law enforcement action Operation Legend.

News Roundup: Sidelining Safety and Science

July 10, 2020
The disconnect between the Trump administration’s posture and the reality on the ground — and the advice of health experts and scientists — has reached a disturbing degree.

‘We’ve All Given Up Getting a Straight Answer from You Guys’: Frustrated Emails Between Illinois Governor’s Office and White House

July 9, 2020
American Oversight obtained March emails between a White House official and the Illinois governor's office that show the mounting anger over the lack of a federal leadership.