Quinn was joined at Monday's signing ceremony by Attorney General
Lisa Madigan. She'd championed the legislation to strengthen the
state's public records laws.
The new law includes training so public employees know how to
comply with public records laws, and it gives the attorney general's
office more authority in public records cases.
Madigan's office sought changes in the law to prevent abuse by
state offices that looked for ways not to comply or to delay.
Quinn also signed laws that make it easier to get information
about the state's boards and commissions and state spending.
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