Transparent & Professional Local Government

Freedom of Information (FOI)

Summary of Procedures

The State of Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requires all municipalities within the State to be open and accessible.  FOIA establishes the rights of the public to inspect a wide range of public documents.  In order to comply with FOIA, the Village of Lake Zurich adopted Ordinance 2009-12-688.

For your convenience, you can complete an online FOIA application form by using the links below.
 
FOI Request for General Village
FOI Request for Police Department

Fees
Copies
 Type of Copies Fees 
First 50 Pages (8.5 x 11 or 8.5 x 14, black and white)
Free
Additional Pages $0.15 per side

Other Types of Records with Set Fees
Other Services  Fees
Certification $1.00 per record, plus copy cost
Mailing
Cost of Postage

Contacts
Freedom of Information officers can be reached at: 

FOIA Officer Kyle Kordell

70 E. Main St.
Lake Zurich, Il 60047
foia@LakeZurich.org
Direct Phone: (847) 540-1684
Fax: (847) 540-1768

Also contact Deputy Chief Kevin Finlon located at the Police Facility
 
200 Mohawk Trail
Lake Zurich, Il 60047
Kevin.Finlon@LakeZurich.org
(847) 719-1690 ext. 118
Fax: (847) 719-1693
  


FOIA Process Response Time
Pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/3 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes, the Village will disclose the public records requested upon receipt of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request Form within 21 Business Days after the receipt of this Request Form for all requests made for commercial purposes, and within five Business Days for all other requests, unless the applicable response period is extended as provided by law or the request is denied. All extensions and denials will be in writing and will state the reasons therefor. The Requestor may seek review of a denial by the Public Access Counselor of the Office of the Illinois Attorney General. Judicial review is available under Section 11 of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. For more detailed information, please consult the Village of Lake Zurich Rules and Regulations for Implementation of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, which are available from the Freedom of Information Officer.

For additional information about the Illinois Freedom of Information Act and your rights under the act, visit Ensuring Open and Honest Government
List of Records Maintained
In an effort to enhance government transparency and facilitate an informed public discussion, the records listed here can be requested from the Village of Lake Zurich and will be provided by staff as quickly as practicably possible.  While requests for public records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) must generally be made in writing and are subject to a response within five business days, the below records shall not be subject to such limitations:
  • Adopted Budgets
  • Adopted Budgets Since 2009
  • Collective Bargaining Contracts
  • Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports
  • Employee Compensation Plans
  • Employee Directories
  • Job Descriptions
  • Minutes of Open Meetings
  • Monthly and Bi-weekly Departmental Reports
  • Municipal Code
  • Ordinances and Resolutions from the Previous Ten Years
  • Organizational Charts
  • Purchasing Manual
Requests are available by email

The fees provided for in Section of FOIA are still applicable to the records listed above.