(b) The information required by this Section must be made available to the
news media for inspection and copying as soon as practicable, but in no event
shall the time period exceed 72 hours from the arrest. The information
described in items (3), (4), (5), and (6) of subsection (a),
however, may be withheld if it is determined that disclosure would (i)
interfere with pending or actually and reasonably contemplated law enforcement
proceedings conducted by any law enforcement or correctional agency; (ii)
endanger the life or physical safety of law enforcement or correctional
personnel or any other person; or (iii) compromise the security of any
(c) For the purposes of this Section, the term "news media" means personnel
of a newspaper or other periodical issued at regular intervals whether in print
or electronic format, a news service whether in print or electronic format, a
radio station, a television station, a television network, a community antenna
television service, or a person or corporation engaged in making news reels or
other motion picture news for public showing.
(d) Each law enforcement or correctional agency may charge fees
for arrest records, but in no instance may the fee exceed the actual cost of
copying and reproduction. The fees may not include the cost of the labor used
to reproduce the arrest record.
(e) The provisions of this Section do not supersede the confidentiality
provisions for arrest records of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987.
(Source: P.A. 91-309, eff. 7-29-99; 92-16, eff. 6-28-01; incorporates 92-335,
eff. 8-10-01; 92-651, eff. 7-11-02.)