Several Springfield aldermen want to make sure the City Council has a say in which public documents are destroyed and which are retained.
Frank Edwards, Sam Cahnman and Joe McMenamin have introduced an ordinance on emergency passage which would require city departments to get City Council approval before destroying any records.
The move follows the growing controversy over the shredding of police department internal affairs files. [Ald. Frank Edwards will appear live Monday on 970 WMAY's "Jim Leach Show" to discuss the proposed ordinance.]