I just got charged $5 apiece for two DVD’s of the Crystal Lake City Council meeting last spring when the board voted to hike the city sales tax by 75%.
Compare that to Huntley School District 158’s providing the first DVD requested free and each subsequent one 50 cents.
Kudos for the willingness of District 158 to allow taxpayers and media inexpensive access to what goes on at its meetings.
And, I guess I should mention that after years of sending me Certified Letters (now costing $5.54 each) to tell me a Freedom of Information request is ready or denied, I got a phone call last time saying that the Metra Ridgefield train station documents I requested were ready for inspection.
A phone call really will suffice.