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 Village of East Dundee shall submit a FOIA request unless the information in question can be obtained immediately on this website.
Written requests can be submitted via fax, email, in person or by U.S. Postal Service, UPS, etc. For your convenience, FOIA Request Forms are available below, however, use of these forms is not required. All requests for records will be directed to the appropriate department or FOIA officer for response.
The Village will respond to all FOIA requests within 5 working days of its receipt. If additional time is needed, you will be notified of the Village's intent to respond within an additional 5 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 Illinois Attorney General at the address 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 60 days after the date of the denial.
Public Access Counselor
Office of the Illinois Attorney General
Public Access & Opinions Bureau
500 South Second Street
Springfield, IL 62706
Visit the Attorney General's website