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Reporter Mick Dumke Sues City Of Chicago Over FOIA Rejections

The Huffington Post Jen Sabella

For years, the Chicago Reader’s Mick Dumke has been reporting on everything from the city’s misuse of TIF funds to its lack of recycling. Shedding light on the city’s shortcomings is definitely a way to get on Mayor Daley’s nerves (as most Chicago journalists know) but Dumke hasn’t backed down.

Last year, Mayor Daley confronted Dumke when questioned about the effectiveness of the city’s now-defunct handgun ban.

“[The ban has] been very effective,” Daley said, grabbing a gun off the table in front of him. “If I put this up your — your butt, you’ll find out how effective it is. If we put a round up your, ha ha.”

Now, Dumke is taking his issue with Daley to court. On Tuesday, he filed a complaint in Cook County Circuit Court against the city, Mayor Daley and two Freedom of Information officers with the Chicago Police Department after they allegedly rejected his legitimate requests for information.

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