Public meeting closed illegally?

If you believe a meeting is being closed to the public illegally, you should utter the script below. HOWEVER, do this rarely and make sure your feet are firmly planted in the facts/OMA. Talk with your editor first.
(Mr. Or Madame Chairman): I am _______, a reporter for_________. I protest the closing of this meeting. The reason you have listed for closing the meeting does not meet the provisions of Illinois’ Open Meeting Law. I ask that you reconsider your intent to discuss this matter in executive session. I further ask that this protest be recorded in the official minutes of the meeting, as required by law.

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