Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
PLEASE NOTE: Due to reduced administrative staffing at Village Hall to mitigate the community spread of COVID-19, it is strongly encouraged that FOIA requests be emailed to the appropriate department as listed below in lieu of doing so by fax, in person or mail. This will assist staff in fulfilling the request promptly.
Public bodies are required by law to make public records available, upon request, for inspection and copying.
To obtain a given record, you must submit a written request. A pre-printed form is available at Village offices or by downloading the FOIA form (PDF).
The Village has five days to respond. No fees shall be charged for the first 50 pages of black and white, letter or legal sized copies requested. For 51 or more pages, the fee for black and white copies (letter or legal) is 15 cents/page. Anything larger or in color is “market rate.” The cost for certifying a record is $1.
Public records requests for Police or Fire Department records should be turned in to Public Safety Support Services at the Police Department, 2500 East Lake Avenue. For more information, call (847) 729-5000.
For questions on all other records, contact Lisa Goodwin at (847) 904-4370.