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Newspaper loses bid to get detailed complaint information against docs

An appellate court in Illinois denied a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) claim by the Chicago Tribune seeking statistics on licensed physicians accused of sexual misconduct, ruling that, because the documents sought by the newspaper did not currently exist and would need to be created by the state's Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, the FOIA did not compel the Department to provide them

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An appellate court in Illinois denied a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) claim by the Chicago Tribune seeking statistics on licensed physicians accused of sexual misconduct, ruling that, because the documents sought by the newspaper did not currently exist and would need to be created by the state's Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, the FOIA did not compel the Department to provide them

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