Q May a municipality publish lists of unpaid fines and warrants on the city’s website or on social media sites in order to aid in collections?

A The Attorney General has said that, under its home rule authority, a municipality has the authority to publish such material. No opinion could be issued as to whether or not this activity might violate the terms of services of the Internet provider/social media site, or as to potential tort liability from publishing this information on the Internet. (Attorney General’s Opinion to Cook, October 30, 2012)