FOIA Request

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Library Director Susan Bochenski is the FOIA officer (FOIA Training Certificate 2014)

Freedom of Information Act requests to review or obtain copies of public records must be submitted in writing to:

Lincolnwood Public Library District
Attn: FOIA Officer
4000 W Pratt Ave, Lincolnwood IL 60712
Email:

You may choose to download the LPLD FOIA Request Form and mail it to the address above, drop it off in person, or fax it to 847-677-1937.  Electronic requests can be submitted by filling out the form on this page or by completing the LPLD FOIA Request form and sending it via email to .

*Denotes required field

Name of Requester (First and Last)*

Date

Street Address

City

State

Zip Code

Telephone(555) 555-5555

Email*

Fax (555) 555-5555

Records Requested* (Provide as much specific detail as possible so the public body can identify the information that you are seeking.)

Do you want copies of the documents?*
 No, inspection only Yes, paper copies Yes, electronic copies

If you selected electronic copies, please select a file type.
 PDF Word (if available) Excel (if available)

Is this request for a commercial purpose?*
 Yes No
It is a violation of the Freedom of Information Act for a person to knowingly obtain a public record for a commercial purpose without disclosing that it is for a commercial purpose. 5 ILCS 140.3.1(c).

Are you requesting a fee waiver?*
 Yes No
If you are requesting that the public body waive any fees for copying the documents, you must include a statement of the purpose of the request, and whether the principal purpose of the request is to access or disseminate information regarding the health, safety, and welfare or legal rights of the general public. 5 ILCS 140/6(c).

The first 50 letter or legal sized pages are free of charge. Additional pages after the first 50 are 15¢ per side for letter and legal sized documents. Copies larger than 11×17 will be charged the actual cost for reproducing the records. If copies are requested in an electronic format, you will be charged the actual cost for purchasing the medium. The fee for certifying a public record is $1.00 per record, plus the copy cost if applicable.

The Library will disclose the public records requested on this form within 5 business days for non-commercial requests, and within 21 business days for all requests made for commercial purposes.