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Poorer municipalities may be hit harder following an Illinois Supreme Court decision that narrows the immunity communities used to enjoy against personal injury lawsuits, according to one attorney who represents a number of local municipalities.
The Illinois Supreme Court has reduced the reach of the legal shield long enjoyed under Illinois state law by cities and other public bodies when faced with personal injury lawsuits, as the high court indicated the rationale advanced by lower court judges in rejecting a woman’s lawsuit over the injuries she sustained tripping on a Danville sidewalk was overbroad.
SPRINGFIELD — The 4th District Appellate Court has affirmed a decision by Attorney General Lisa Madigan that documents from a group founded to improve housing conditions in Danville are public record and fall under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act.