Freedom Of Information Request Policy
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 Paul R. Geery, 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:
a) The first 50 pages for black and white, letter or legal sized copies, are free and any
like copies beyond 50 pages shal be charged at $0.15 per page.
b) Copies in color or in a size other than letter or legal shall be charged the actual
reproduction costs incurred by the District. The District does not have in-house
capabilities for this requirement, and must use the services of an outside vendor
for reproduction copies.
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.