Freedom of Information Act
The following procedures are implemented by the City of Calumet City pursuant to the amendments to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), effective January 1, 2010.
All requests for public records shall be submitted to the FOIA Officer. Requests may be mailed to the FOIA Office at 204 Pulaski Road, Calumet City, IL 60409, submitted in person during regular business hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays or by emailing completed forms to [email protected]. Completed FOIA request forms can also be faxed to 708-891-0472.
Pursuant to the Act, Russell F. Larson is the designated FOIA Officer for the City of Calumet City.
All requests for non-exempt information must be responded to within five (5) working days after the receipt of the written request, unless additional time is required, as allowed by the Act. The requester must be notified by mail, email or phone in five (5) days if an extension is required. Requests for a commercial purpose will be responded to within twenty-one (21) working days. You must disclose whether your request is for a commercial purpose. It is a violation of the Freedom of Information Act for a person to knowingly obtain a public record for a commercial purpose without disclosing that it is for a commercial purpose, if requested to do so by the public body. 5 ILCS 140.3.1(c)).
All appeals must be submitted to the PAC Officer within 60 calendar days after the denial of the FOIA request. Address your request to Public Access Counselor, Office of the Attorney General, 500 S. 2nd Street, Springfield, Illinois 62706.
You also have the right to seek judicial review of y our denial by filing a lawsuit in the State Circuit Court. 5ILCS 140/11.
- The first fifty (50) copies are free.
- Copies of 51 pages or more of public records are $.15 per page.
- The charge for copies of any abnormal size or color document is the actual cost to produce that document.
Any request for information under FOIA is considered a public record and your request may be made public.