a. In Section 1, describe the public records that you wish to inspect or to have copied or certified. Please be precise about what records you seek. You may use a separate sheet if necessary.
Indicate whether you request only to inspect the public records at City Hall or whether you also request to have the public records copied or certified by checking the appropriate spaces.
b. By submitting this Request Form, you are agreeing to pay to the City, in advance of receiving copies of any public records, the copying and certification fees set forth in Section 2.
The fees set forth in Section 2 may be waived or reduced by the Freedom of Information Officer on determination and proof that the purpose of your request is primarily to benefit the general public and that you will receive no significant personal or commercial benefit from your request. If you wish to be considered for a fee waiver or reduction, you must complete and sign the statement set forth in Subsection 2.B.
c. In Section 3, indicate the purposes for which you are requesting the public records identified in Section 1. You must provide the information in this Section.
d. The City will not mail copies of public records except upon satisfactory proof that it would be unduly burdensome for you to inspect or pick up the copies at City Hall and then only upon advance payment of the actual cost of postage. If you wish to request mailing of the requested records, you must complete and separately sign the statement set forth in Section 4.
e. You must provide the information requested in Section 5.
f. You must sign the statement set forth in Section 6.
The City will disclose the public records requested on this 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 therefore. 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 City of Highland Park Rules and Regulations for Implementation of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, which are available on the City’s website or from the Freedom of Information Officer.