In October 2013, two patrons of the Orland Park Public Library launched a campaign to get the library to install filters on its computers after claims of witnessing a man looking at pornography in the library’s adult-only computer lab (the library has a separate, filtered computer lab for children). After considerable debate, the library board voted on the issue and decided not to install filters. The controversy has sparked considerable reaction from the participants, including numerous open records requests and related actions.

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Agendas

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OPPL Agenda 9/15/2014, Orland Park Public Library (September 15, 2014)

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OPPL Agenda 8/16/2014, Orland Park Public Library (August 16, 2014)

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OPPL Agenda 8/12/2014, Orland Park Public Library (August 12, 2014)

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OPPL Agenda 6/16/2014, Orland Park Public Library (July 16, 2014)

OPPL Agenda 05/16/2014, Orland Park Public Library (May 19, 2014)

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OPPL Agenda 03/17/2014, Orland Park Public Library (March 17, 2014)

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OPPL Agenda 02/17/2014, Orland Park Public Library (February 17, 2014)

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OPPL Agenda 02/12/2014, Orland Park Public Library (February 12, 2014)

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OPPL Agenda 01/23/2014, Orland Park Public Library (January 23, 2014)

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OPPL Agenda 01/20/2014, Orland Park Public Library (January 20, 2014)

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OPPL Agenda 01/13/2014, Orland Park Public Librar (January 13, 2014)

Article

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Part 8 of Hemant Mehta/Megan Fox interview about child porn in libraries, Megan Fox (May 5, 2015)

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Orland Park Library to pay $55K to settle lawsuits related to Internet porn, Lauren Zumbach (March 19, 2015)

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Closer look: Barcelona, Eric Skalac (January 27, 2015)

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A closer look at the changing OPPL board, Eric Skalac (January 20, 2015)

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Year in Review: Putting 2014 to rest, after further review, Bill Jones (December 29, 2014)

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OPPL Board loosens public comment policy language, Eric Skalac (December 23, 2014)

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Niles library considers installing internet filters on adult computers, Igor Studenkov (October 23, 2014)

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OPPL trustees to vote again on controversial policy, Bill Jones (August 15, 2014)

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The Evil in Orland Park, Adam Andrezejewski (June 23, 2014)

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Orland Park Public Library Scandal – Timeline of Events as of Jun 20, 2014 –, Edgar County Watchdogs (June 22, 2014)

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The Orland Park Public Library Child Porn Scandal (as of 6/7/14), Megan Fox (June 9, 2014)

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Beware the “Dennis Walsh Watusi” @ Orland Park, jmkraft (June 8, 2014)

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The Orland Park Public Library Child Porn Scandal (as of 6/20/14), Megan Fox (June 7, 2014)

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Klein, Thorpe, & Jenkins: Orland Park Public Library Fight – Part 6 -, unknown (May 28, 2014)

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Klein, Thorpe, & Jenkins: Orland Park Public Library Fight – Part 5 -, unknown (May 28, 2014)

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Klein, Thorpe, & Jenkins: Orland Park Public Library Fight – Part 2 -, unknown (May 27, 2014)

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Klein, Thorpe, & Jenkins: Orland Park Public Library Fight – Part 4 -, unknown (May 27, 2014)

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Klein, Thorpe, & Jenkins: Orland Park Public Library Fight – Part 2 -, unknown (May 27, 2014)

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Top 10 Mistakes made by Klein, Thorpe, & Jenkins in Orland Park Public Library Fight – Part 1 -, unknown (May 27, 2014)

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Crisis Mismanagement: How the Orland Park Public Library made things worse for itself by listening to terrible lawyers…, unknown (May 26, 2014)

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What’s Next with the Orland Park Public Library Child Porn Scandal?, jmkraft (May 23, 2014)

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Update on the Orland Park Library Board – Pornography, Pedophiles, and Public Disservice, Crusading Patriot (May 22, 2014)

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Attorney General’s office says OPPL board violated Open Meetings Act at January meeting, Bill Jones (May 19, 2014)

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Illinois Attorney General Update Evidencing Orland Park Public Library's Defiance of the Open Meetings Act; Arrests Possible, Dan Kleinman (May 17, 2014)

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New complaint filed in ongoing library porn fight, Dennis Sullivan (April 29, 2014)

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OPPL Agenda 04/21/2014, Orland Park Public Library (April 21, 2014)

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How the American Library Association Created a New Porn Craze, unknown (April 1, 2014)

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Orland library trustees vote again on policies, David Lipowski (March 24, 2014)

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Trustees say no — again — to filtering library computers, Dennis Sullivan (March 18, 2014)

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Public Access to Electronic Information Networks Policy, Orland Park Public Library (March 17, 2014)

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Library under review for alleged Open Meetings Act violations, unknown (March 16, 2014)

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Attorney General continues investigation of library's Feb. 12 special meeting, Bill Jones (March 4, 2014)

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Orland Park library trustee steps down, Lauren Zumbach (March 4, 2014)

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Orland Park library OKs compromise on computer porn, Lauren Zumbach (February 14, 2014)

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Orland Park Library Decides To Continue Allowing Internet Porn, Citing First Amendment, unknown (February 14, 2014)

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Orland Park Illinois: To Allow Porn to be Accessed in Public Library....., unknown (February 13, 2014)

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Chicago area library will continue to allow access to internet porn, Chris Patterson (February 13, 2014)

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Who Defines Acceptable Material?, Mark Troknya (February 13, 2014)

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Library will allow access to internet porn in suburban Chicago, Tom Negovan (February 13, 2014)

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Orland library board to consider new Internet access policy, Lauren Zumbach (February 12, 2014)

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The Pervert Rights Movement, unknown (February 2, 2014)

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Sandy Hook Killer Adam Lanza: Pedophilia, Man-Boy Love: Public Libraries Home for Masturbation, unknown (February 2, 2014)

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Orland Park library mum on trustee interviews, Taylor Anderson (January 20, 2014)

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A Patron Is Viewing What Appears to Be Child Pornography on a Library Computer; What Should Be Done? PART II, Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins Ltd. (January 13, 2014)

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American Library Association Sticks Up for Porn in Libraries, Dave Blount (November 26, 2013)

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Why the American Library Association Wants Porn in Libraries, unknown (November 24, 2013)

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Patrons defend library under bloggers' assault, Tom Hadac (November 21, 2013)

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Seth Meyers vs The Orland Park Library, Sam Howard (November 21, 2013)

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Censorship at Orland Park library is wrong move, Ray Hanania (November 19, 2013)

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Did SNL Really Just Joke About the Orland Park Library?, Ben Feldheim (November 18, 2013)

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Orland Park mayor enters library porn dispute, Taylor Anderson (November 17, 2013)

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Mayor Asks Orland Library to Consider Internet Filtering on all Computers, Ben Feldheim (November 15, 2013)

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Photo ID Required, Fees and Other Orland Library Computer Use Policy Changes, Ben Feldheim (November 15, 2013)

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11 Years of Weird Incidents at the Orland Park Library, Ben Feldheim (November 14, 2013)

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Chief: 2 Incidents in 11 Years Where Library Should’ve Called Police, Ben Feldheim (November 14, 2013)

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Students Caught Studying “Anatomy” in Mudd Library, Kirby Gong (November 13, 2013)

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Illinois mom attacks permissive library porn policy after stumbling on patron viewing smut, unknown (November 12, 2013)

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Chicago Library Defies Angry Mother, Keeps Internet Porn, unknown (November 11, 2013)

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Orland Park library reviewing porn policy, Taylor Anderson (November 11, 2013)

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Woman Changes Story About Man Touching Himself in Library, Ben Feldheim (November 7, 2013)

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Local Book Notes: Atheists, Graphic Artists & Angry Parents, unknown (November 7, 2013)

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Homocon Kevin DuJan Is Very Upset That "Perverts" Might View Porn At The Library, Joe Jervis (November 6, 2013)

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ALA Supports Orland Park Public Library Stance on Viewing Porn, unknown (November 5, 2013)

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Public Library Allows Adults To Surf Porn, unknown (November 5, 2013)

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The Orland Park Public Library's Computer Lab a "Pervert's Dream", unknown (November 5, 2013)

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Battle of Orland Park library’s Internet porn policy heats up, unknown (November 5, 2013)

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Library Porn Viewing Sets Mother on a Mission in Orland, Ben Feldheim (November 5, 2013)

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Wet Blanket Mom In Orland Park Is Trying To Stop People From Watching Porn At The Public Library, unknown (November 5, 2013)

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Probably Wingnut of the Year (thx Pajamas Media), unknown (November 5, 2013)

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Battle of Orland Park library’s Internet porn policy heats up, Donna Vickroy (November 4, 2013)

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The Orland Park Public Library's Statement on Computer Use, Orland Park Public Library (November 4, 2013)

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Mom Complains About Library's Porn Policy, Nesita Kwan (November 4, 2013)

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Mom wants Orland Park library to block porn, Evelyn Holmes (November 4, 2013)

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In debate over pornography, Orland Park library pleads the First, Taylor Anderson (November 4, 2013)

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Pair Protests Orland Park Library Computer Policy Allowing Patrons To View Porn, Unknown (November 4, 2013)

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Mom disputes Orland Park Library`s internet porn policy, Lisa Chavarrla (November 4, 2013)

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Grandmas and Ex-Porn Addicts Ban Together to Fight a Common Enemy, Fran Eaton (November 2, 2013)

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Donate Now to Help Fund Investigations into Library Insanity, Megan Fox (October 23, 2013)

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Orland Park Library won’t place filters on adult-section computers, Susan Lafferty (February 12, 2013)

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http://www.rightwingnews.com/culture/american-library-association-sticks-up-for-porn-in-libraries/, American Library Association (January 1, 2013)

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“A Patron Is Viewing What Appears To Be Child Pornography On A Library Computer; What Should Be Done?”, Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins Ltd. (April 27, 2011)

Blog Posts

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Orland Park Library Porn update, Megan Fox (May 8, 2015)

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More donuts buying, Megan Fox (May 6, 2015)

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CASE STUDY ANALYSIS: OPPL ʺHeartsʺ Show Public Does Not Want Porn or Sex in Library, Megan Fox (April 26, 2015)

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Orland Park Public Library had a $10,000, Megan Fox (April 7, 2015)

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Orland Park Library to Pay Out $55K to Settle Lawsuits over Library Porn, Lauren Traut (March 20, 2015)

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Orland Park Public Library Still Covering Up Child Porn, Dan Kleinman (March 7, 2015)

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OMA violation at OPPL meeting in January, Megan Fox (January 19, 2015)

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FORMER HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES EMPLOYEE, Megan Fox (January 6, 2015)