Freedom of Information Act

Requesting Information


The Itasca Park District's designated Freedom of Information Officers are Director Maryfran Leno, and Superintendent of Recreation & Facilities Doug Sieder. Requests can be emailed. FOIA requests can also be made in writing, during office hours, at the Itasca Park District Recreation Center, 350 E Irving Park Road, or faxed to 630-773-4524.

Ensuring the Freedom of Information


The Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is designed to ensure that the public has access to information about their government and its decision-making process. As a government body, the Village of Itasca has a duty to ensure that Illinois residents can obtain information about their government.

Public Records


Public Records are defined in FOIA as “all records, reports, forms, writings, letters, memoranda, books, papers, maps, photographs, microfilms, cards, tapes, recordings, electronic data processing records, electronic communications, recorded information and all other documentary materials pertaining to the transaction of public business, regardless of physical form or characteristics, having been prepared by or for, or having been or being used by, received by, in the possession of, or under the control of any public body.”

Examples


A few examples of public records available under FOIA are:
  • Contracts
  • Names
  • Orders
  • Reports or studies
  • Rules
  • Titles and salaries of public employees
  • Voting records of public bodies
Information can be available in electronic as well as paper format.