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Freedom of Information Act Request

The Illinois Freedom of Information Act establishes a public policy of the State of Illinois that all persons are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts and policies of those who represent them as public officials and employees. Each public body shall make available to any person for inspection and copying all public records unless otherwise provided.

All requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) submitted to the Desplaines Valley Mosquito Abatement District (District) shall be handled in compliance with 5 ILCS 140/1 to 140/11.5. Requests must be submitted in written form to the District in person or by mail at 8130 Ogden Avenue, P.O.Box 31, Lyons, IL 60534-0031. The District's Freedom of Information Officers are Robert E. Holub and Brian J. Duffy, who successfully completed the Freedom of Information electronic training session prepared by the Public Access Counselor in the Attorney General's office.

Subject to Section 140/3(d) and (f), documents provided pursuant to any requests under FOIA shall be charged as follows:

Documents shall be furnished without charge or at a reduced charge, as determined by the District, if the person requesting the documents states the specific purpose for the request and indicates that a waiver or reduction of the fee is in the public interest. Waiver or reduction of the fee is in the public interest if the principal purpose of the request is to access and disseminate information regarding the health, safety, and welfare or the legal rights of the general public and is not for the principal purpose of personal or commercial benefit. In setting the amount of the waiver or reduction, the District may take into consideration the amount of materials requested and the cost of copying them.