The Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq., is a State statute providing for public access to government records and information. The Act allows for the inspection of records maintained by the Village of Glencoe and other public bodies. The Act also provides for exemptions of certain secure information. Recent amendments to the Act (signed into law August 17, 2009 and effective January 1, 2010) have been incorporated into the Village's Rules and Regulations Implementing the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (the "FOIA Rules"). The FOIA Rules provide comprehensive procedures and instructions for obtaining Village public records.
Freedom of Information ACT Requests
All requests to inspect, copy, or certify public records must be submitted to the Village in writing and in the appropriate form. The Village will respond to each written request to inspect, copy, or certify public records within five business days after it is received, unless an extension of time is determined necessary. The Village will respond to a written request made for commercial purposes within 21 business days after it is received. Requests for information governed by specific statutes will be provided in accordance with such statutes. Applicable fees for copies, certification, or mailing of public records must be paid prior to receiving the requested documents. All notices and other communications relating to a request to inspect, copy, or certify public records, all requests for copies of the FOIA Rules, and all requests for any other information relating to the Village's implementation of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act must be directed to Laura Boll.