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Attorney says texting during meetings may raise concerns

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 21st, 2013

HILLCREST — Inspired by a recent case in Champaign where public board members were caught texting each other during a public meeting, courts ruled that any electronic devices used by a trustee during a public meeting deems the device subject to be searched via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Hillcrest village officials discussed the case during August’s regularly scheduled meeting.

“Unless you want all of your e-mails and texts looked through to find out which ones were sent during a meeting, don’t do it,” warned attorney Paul Keller.

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