Orland Park library accused of hiding public information on dining receipt
The Orland Park Public Library (OPPL) is concealing restaurant billing information regarding employee spending in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW), the group contends on its Illinois Leaks website.
According to the post, a recent OPPL food and beverage receipt showed a charge of $96.50 made by an unidentified library employee on June 23 at Lao Ze Chuan, an expensive Chinese restaurant in Chicago.
A form offering space for an explanation for the $96.50 showed only that the charge was for “ALA expenses,” with no further detail, such as the employee's identity or what was purchased.
"Suspiciously, the Orland Park Public Library chose not to include an itemized receipt for the purchases made at Lao Ze Chuan on 6/23/17, so the public cannot see what was ordered by the mystery person who supposedly went there," the ECW posted. "Lao Ze Chuan, like every table service restaurant in the country, prints an itemized bill that the waitress brings to the table when it is time for diners to pay. This means that whoever it was (whose name has been improperly redacted by the OPPL) that allegedly ate at Lao Ze Chuan was given a piece of paper that day detailing everything ordered, including any alcohol that was potentially ordered for the table."