01/06/2011 04:52 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Better Government Association SUES Chicago Police Department

The Better Government Association filed a lawsuit challenging the Chicago Police Department's refusal to release documents the public has a right to review under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act.

The lawsuit, filed in Cook County Circuit Court today (January 5), asks the court to compel the CPD to release information about the size and the cost of the police security detail assigned to Chicago Alderman Edward M. Burke (14th Ward), chairman of the Chicago City Council's committee on finance. Burke is the only Chicago alderman with a police security detail at his disposal 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.