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City to hire new staff for record requests

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The City of Elgin plans to hire two public information officers in order to help city staff deal with a sudden sharp increase in the number of public information requests. Over the past few months, a group called the Concerned Citizens of Elgin has been requesting documents from the city and from Elgin Police Department due to various allegations against city officials. For more information, visit During their meeting last Tuesday, the Elgin City Council discussed a budget amendment to add more staff members to handle these open records requests. The recommended budget amendment would add two full-time public information officer ...

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