University of Illinois Reports Record FOIA Requests

The University of Illinois has been in the news quite a bit this year, and University officials say all that press is prompting a record number of FOIA inquiries.

Officials say they’ve fulfilled a majority of the 520 information requests received through September, reviewing more than 100,000 pages of documents in the process, the Evansville Courier and Press reports. They expect to field up to 700 requests by the year’s end, significantly more than the 386 requests the school reportedly received in 2007.

Major topics for FOIA requests include the law school’s data falsification investigation and documents related to the embattled former president’s resignation, the Daily Illini reports.