By the Better Government Association, Nov 30, 2020 5:10 PM

State appellate court rules that Navy Pier documents are subject to open records laws even though nonprofit that runs the pier is not a public body.

Records detailing the operations at Navy Pier are subject to Illinois’ public records laws, according to an Illinois Appellate Court ruling Monday that sided in part with a Better Government Association lawsuit filed six years ago.


A three-judge panel for the appellate court’s First District upheld an earlier ruling from a Cook County judge that ordered records relating to the government functions by Navy Pier Inc., the nonprofit that operates the publicly owned landmark, be made public.

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