Freedom of Information

The Illinois Freedom of Information Act, also known as FOIA makes government more transparent to the citizens of Illinois by guaranteeing access to government records in the form in which they are maintained. Generally, the Illinois FOIA provides access to government information while protecting the legitimate interests of government and the privacy rights of citizens.

New Illinois legislation that began January 1, 2010 strengthens the State’s FOIA law, making it even easier for individual citizens to gain access to government information.

The village will respond to all Freedom of Information requests within five working days of its receipt. If additional time is needed, you will be notified of the village’s intent to respond within an additional five working days as permitted under the Act. If any of the materials you have requested are exempt under the Act, you will be notified in writing of the specific exemption which applies to the documents and you will be provided with all non-exempt materials.

You may seek review of any denial, or partial denial, of your request by judicial review pursuant to Section 11 of the Act, or by submitting a request for review to the Public Access Counselor in the Office of the Attorney General at the address set forth below. Any request for review to the Public Access Counselor must be in writing, signed by you, must include a copy of your request and the response, or responses, you have received from the village, and must be filed not later than sixty days after the date of the denial.

Public Access Counselor
Office of the Illinois Attorney General
Public Access & Opinions Bureau
500 South Second Street
Springfield, IL 62706
Illinois Attorney General Website

For questions, or Freedom of Information Requests (FOIA), please contact our Village Clerk or our Freedom of Information Officer by mailing or faxing your request to:

Gina Pesko
Village Clerk

Village of Elmwood Park
11 Conti Parkway
Elmwood Park, IL 60707
Phone (708) 452-3911
Fax (708) 452-3957
Email: gpesko@elmwoodpark.org



Paul A. Volpe
Freedom of Information Officer

Village of Elmwood Park
11 Conti Parkway
Elmwood Park, IL 60707
Phone (708) 452-3911
Fax (708) 452-3957
Email: pvolpe@elmwoodpark.org

To Make a FOIA request please click here to access the PDF file. You must have Adobe Reader installed in order to access the file. Any request for information under FOIA is considered a public record and your request may be made public.

Please Note the first 50 pages of black and white legal or letter sized copies will be produced free of charge. After the first 50 pages, the Village charges 15 cents per page. The charge for certification of a document is $1.00.

Copies may be picked up at The Village Hall, 11 Conti Parkway, Elmwood Park, IL 60707.