Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request Procedures to Obtain Records Under the FOIA
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a state statute (5 ILCS 140) that provides for a straight-forward, easy-to-use method for the public to gain access government records. Any person who wishes to inspect and/or obtain copies of public records from the City of Oakbrook Terrace shall submit a FOIA request to the City Clerk’s Office unless the document in question can be obtained immediately.
The city will respond to all Freedom of Information requests within five working days of its receipt. If additional time is needed, you will be notified of the city’s intent to respond within an additional five working days as permitted under the Act. If any of the materials you have requested are exempt under the Act, you will be notified in writing of the specific exemption which applies to the documents and you will be provided with all non-exempt materials. You may seek review of any denial, or partial denial, of your request by judicial review pursuant to Section 11 of the Act, or by submitting a request for review to the Public Access Counselor in the Office of the Attorney General at the address set forth below. Any request for review to the Public Access Counselor must be in writing, signed by you, must include a copy of your request and the response, or responses, you have received from the city, and must be filed not later than sixty days after the date of the denial.
Public Access Counselor