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Record Request Information
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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
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425 Hillside Avenue
Hillside IL 60162
(708) 449-6450 / (708) 236-5110
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Requests for "any and all" are generally considered too broad and may be returned for clarification. Be as specific as possible in your description.
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The Illinois Freedom of Information Act allows charges of 15 cents per hard copy for every page over 50 pages.
Charges for copies needed to be done at a professional printer shall not exceed the Village of Hillside’s cost for reproduction.
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The Village of Hillside has five (5) business days from the day after the public body receives the request. However, that time period may be extended for an additional five (5) business days from the date of the Original due date if:

1. The requested information is stored at a different location;
2. The request requires the collection of a substantial number of documents;
3. The request requires an extensive search;
4. The requested records have not been located and require additional effort to find;
5. The requested records need to be reviewed by staff who can determine whether they are exempt from FOIA;
6. The requested records cannot be produced without unduly burdening the public body or interfering with its operations;
7. The request requires the public body to consult with another public body that has substantial interest in the subject matter of the request.
8. If additional time is needed, the public body must notify the requester in writing within 5 business days after the receipt of the request of the statutory reasons for the extension and when the requested information will be produced.

For Commercial Requests

The Village of Hillside has twenty one (21) business days to respond to a request for information that is made for a commercial purpose.

Denial of Requests

The Freedom of Information Act is located in the Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) (5 ILCS 140).
There are now two primary sections within the FOIA that cover exemptions. First, Section 7 of 5 ILCS 140 contains a long list of classes and subclasses exempt from inspection and copying. Section 7.5 thereafter sets forth a list of exemptions derived from other Illinois statutes.