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Illinois Freedom of Information Act
5 ILCS 140/1 et seq.,
Director Designating Freedom of Information Officers:
Methods to Request Information and Public Records: A request for inspection and/or copies of public records must be made in writing and may be submitted by personal delivery, mail, telefax, or email directed to the District's Freedom of Information Officers. The statute requires that if the FOIA request is for a commercial purpose, the reason for the request (i.e., "for a commercial purpose") must be stated. Failure to do so has legal consequences. Otherwise, individuals making a request are not to state a reason for the request except when requesting a fee waiver.
Details regarding delivery options:
Charges and Fees: The first fifty (50) pages of a request are provided without charge. After that, the District may charge $0.15 per page to provide the requested information.
If it is not feasible to furnish the public records requested in the specified electronic format, the public body shall furnish it is in the format in which it is maintained by the public body, or in paper format at the option of the requester. A public body may charge the requester for the actual cost of purchasing the recording medium, whether disc, diskette, tape, or other medium.