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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) - Inspection of Public Records Procedures.
The Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq., is the Illinois Statute governing the inspection of public records.  Village of Shorewood's FOIA Disclosure: FOIA Disclosure Packet (PDF)

The Village Clerk’s Office maintains the centralized records of the Village, with the exception of Police records, which are maintained by the Police Department.  Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), all public records not exempt under Section 7 of the Act must be made available for inspection or copying.  In order to do this, a written request must be submitted to a Freedom of Information officer (see below).  Freedom of Information Act Request forms are available at Village  Hall and the Police Department or by clicking on the links below.  A Freedom of Information Officer will respond to the request within five business days.  Requests being made for commercial purposes will be responded to within 21 days.  Fees for the reproduction and certifying of the public records may be charged.  Any questions regarding the Freedom of Information Act or requests for public records should be directed to the Village of Shorewood Freedom of Information Officer listed below.

Requests for public records, other than Police Department information, shall be submitted to the following address:

Village of Shorewood
Attn: Village Deputy Clerk
One Towne Center Blvd
Shorewood, IL. 60404
Phone: (815)725-2150
Fax: (815)741-7709

Click here for Village's FOIA Form

Request for public records from the Police Department shall be submitted to the following address:

Shorewood Police Department
Attn: Records Department
903 W. Jefferson Street
Shorewood, IL 60404
Phone: (815)725-1460

Click here for the Police Department FOIA Form