Jun 182009
 June 18, 2009  Court, U.S., Youth & Schools

Continuing its investigation into how sub-par applicants with personal connections were admitted to the University of Illinois, the Chicago Tribune is suing the school demanding the applicants grade-point averages and standardized tests scores.

In a lawsuit filed in Sangamon County, Ill., Circuit Court, the Tribune is demanding the U of I immediately fulfill its request under the state Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for the grades and test scores of hundreds of applicants who were on an internal list that won admission chiefly through recommendations of politicians, lobbyists and other well-connected people.

The Tribune said the information it is requesting would be redacted to remove any names or other personally identifying information.

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