Gov. Bruce Rauner turned over information from his daily appointment calendar on Friday.
The Illinois Times, which sued Rauner over his administration’s refusal to release information from the calendar, has posted links to the documents on its website.
Illinois Attorney General’s office issued opinions stating Rauner’s calendar information had to be released under the state’s open records law.
The AG’s office can’t force the governor’s office to turn over the documents, which is why the newspaper sued to obtain the full information from the appointment calendar.
In May, the newspaper requested documents via the Illinois Freedom of Information Act showing Rauner’s appointments from April 1 to May 14 of this year. The newspaper requested such information in an effort to figure out where Rauner went after he left an annual Holocaust memorial service early last spring.
It was later reported that Rauner left the memorial service to attend a meeting with House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton. Rauner’s April calendar was released Friday, and it lists a “leader meeting” on the day in question.