Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requires that all public bodies make their records available to the public, subject to certain exemptions. To make a request to inspect or copy public records, a FOIA request should be submitted to a designated FOIA Officer. The directory of designated FOIA Officers is included below and is listed by department. If you are not sure what department to submit your request to, you may submit it to any one of the designated FOIA Officers and he/she will forward it to the appropriate department or departments.

 

 

FOIA Request Form - General

General FOIA requests should be hand-delivered or sent to Park Ridge City Hall, Attn: Deputy City Clerk, 505 Butler Place, Park Ridge, Illinois 60068, faxed to 847/318-5300, or emailed to the Deputy City Clerk.

 

 

FOIA Request Form - Police

Police Record FOIA requests should be hand-delivered or sent to the Park Ridge Police Department, Attn:  Records Department, 200 S. Vine, Park Ridge, IL 60068, faxed to the Police Records Department at 847/318-5308, or emailed to the Police Records Department

 

 

The City will respond in one of the following ways within five business days of receipt of the request. Commercial requests however, may take up to 21 business days:

  • Inform you of when and where the records may be inspected or how a copy may be obtained.
  • State that more time is needed to fulfill the request, the reason for the delay and when the response or denial will be available. The response or denial will be made within an additional five business days, unless otherwise agreed by the requester.
  • Deny the request, or part of the request, and state the reasons for denial.

 

You have the right to appeal any denial to the Public Access Counselor of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office at 500 South Second Street, Springfield, Illinois 62706 or to the circuit court.

 

The FOIA Officer for the City of Park Ridge is Cheryl L. Peterson, Deputy City Clerk.  You may contact her directly by email or at 847/318-5464. 

 

 

Fees for copying:

From the copy machine: $.15 per page (after the first 50 pages for black and white, letter or legal sized)

Oversized: actual cost

Color copies: actual cost

Certifying a document: $1.00

DESIGNATED FOIA OFFICERS

Department

Employee

Phone Number

Administration

Cheryl Peterson

847-318-5464

Finance

Julie Zarlenga

847-318-5217

Information Technology

Cheryl Peterson

847-318-5464

Library

Janet Van De Carr

847-720-3203

Fire

Brigid Madden

847-318-6721

Human Resources

Kim Hodge

847-318-5202

Police

Julie Nistler

Alexis Serio

847-318-5307

Public Works

Susan Tedeschi

847-318-5230

Community Preservation & Development

Mary Beth Golden

Josie Feraci

847-318-5208

847-318-5291

 

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