The University of Illinois says the school is having a record year for Freedom of Information Act requests.
University officials said Thursday they have received 520 information requests through the end of September and expect to receive a record 700 through the end of the year. University officials say they have fulfilled a majority of those requests. The Illinois Freedom of Information Act provides access to public records and documents. In 2007 the university received 386 FOIA requests.
University officials say most of this year's FOIA requests involved the search for a new president at the Urbana-Champaign campus, an investigation at the College of Law, enrollment issues and sports coaches.
School officials say they've reviewed more than 100,000 pages of documents in response to the FOIA requests.