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Request for public records

Requests for records of the Chicago Ridge Public Library should be directed to the library’s FOIA Officer (Dana Wishnick, Library Director) or Designee (Brittany Lies, Business Manager).

All requests must be submitted in writing via personal delivery, U.S. mail, e-mail, or fax to:

FOIA Officer

Chicago Ridge Public Library

10400 Oxford Ave

Chicago Ridge, IL 60415

Fax: 708-423-2758

The requester shall provide the following information in a request for public records: (1) the requester's full name, plus address, e-mail address, or telephone number; (2) a description of the public records sought, being as specific as possible; and (3) a statement as to whether the request is for a commercial purpose as defined in the Act.

Response to FOIA requests

Within five (5) business days following the date of a written request, the FOIA Officer will respond with information regarding access to the information, request an extension under the Act, or deny the request in writing. A public body has 21 business days to respond to a request for information for a commercial purpose.

Denials of FOIA requests will be made in writing by a FOIA officer and shall state the exemption for denial as identified in the Act. The requestor will be informed of their right to review by the Public Access Counselor (PAC) and be provided with contact details for the PAC.


Reimbursement for actual costs for reproducing and certifying (if requested) the records will be charged as follows: (1) No charge for the first 50 pages of black and white, letter or legal copies; (2) 10¢ per page in excess of 50 pages of black and white/color, letter or legal copies; (3) the actual cost of recording media for reproduction on disc, USB flash drive, or other media; and (4) $1.00 for certification of records.

Fees may be reduced or waived if the person making the request for records states that the purpose of the request is for health, safety and welfare, or legal rights of the general public rather than for the personal or commercial benefit to the requestor.