Freedom of Information Act

Public Records Request

The Alsip Park District complies with the intent and spirit of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is the principal Illinois statutory enactment governing the inspection of public records.

The FOIA provides access to all “agency records”, except those which are specifically exempted within the Act. Exemptions are  listed in Section 7 of the FOIA. Further, the FOIA permits “any person” to request access agency records.

A person can request public records in person, on the telephone or in a written letter. When requesting information in person, a “Freedom of Information Request” form needs to be completed by the person requesting the information. In the case of a  request over the telephone, the Freedom of Information Officer for the District will complete the FOIA request form, forward a copy to the person making the request, and keep the required copy on file. When making a written request, be as specific as you can regarding the information you are requesting and be sure to include a phone number and return address. All requests  should be directed to the Alsip Park District, Freedom of Information Officer.

The FOIA states that requests be responded to within five (5) business days. However, the FOIA Officer may request an extension if the information requested will take longer to assemble. Also, the District may charge a minimal fee for reproduction of  materials.

The Alsip Park District Freedom of Information Officer, Jeannete Huber or Brian McLaughlin, can be reached by telephone at 708-389-1003 or in writing at 12521 S. Kostner Avenue, Alsip, IL 60803. You can also click the link below, save the form to your computer, complete it, and then e-mail it to our office to be processed.