HB 303, which would amend the Freedom of Information Act to forbid the use of confidentiality clauses in settlements or severance agreements involving tax payer money, passed out of committee today. The bill was, in part, sparked by the over 700k severance payment given to former College of Dupage president, Robert Brueder.
Since first filed in January, the bill has gained significant support and a number of co-sponsors. It passed unanimously out of committee with a 9-0 vote. Next up is a debate on the House floor.
You can read the bill at the ILGA website.