Jurisdiction: Illinois

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.

Emails Between White House and the Offices of Illinois Governor and Chicago Mayor

June 29, 2020
Documents received in response to American Oversight’s FOIA request to the Chicago mayor’s office for communications with the Trump Organization or the Executive Office of the President. The production contains White House updates and an exchange between Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s chief of staff and White House official Douglas Hoelscher about President Trump’s March 2020 travel ban for much of Europe.

Cook County, Illinois, Records Regarding Sheriff’s Office Coronavirus Assessments

May 6, 2020
Records from the Cook County, Illinois, sheriff's office in response to American Oversight's request for the entity's guidance and assessments regarding coronavirus risk and response.

Cook County, Illinois, Records Concerning the Coronavirus Response

May 5, 2020
Records from Cook County, Illinois, regarding the response to the coronavirus pandemic. These records include correspondence about measures to reduce the outbreak.

Cook County, Illinois, Sheriff’s Office Covid-19 Data

May 5, 2020
Records from the Sheriff's Office in Cook County, Illinois, of coronavirus-related data and statistics.

Public Records Request to the Chicago Mayor Seeking Communications with the Trump Organization

April 27, 2020
Records request to the Office of the Mayor of Chicago, Illinois, seeking communications between senior officials in the Mayor’s office and representatives of the Trump Organization and Office of the President.

News Roundup: Miracle Drugs and Trump’s Alternate Reality

April 24, 2020
Trump has seemingly failed to learn that no amount of political spin can minimize his administration’s mismanaged pandemic response.

Public Records Request to the Cook County, Illinois, Sheriff’s Office Seeking Records Relating to Coronavirus Response

April 21, 2020
Public records request to the Cook County, Illinois, sheriff’s office seeking email records between county officials and health and correctional officials.

Public Records Request to the Cook County, Illinois, Sheriff’s Office for Emails Containing Terms Relating to Coronavirus

April 21, 2020
Public records request to the Cook County, Illinois, sheriff’s office seeking email records from county officials containing key terms relating to coronavirus.