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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

If you would like to submit a FOIA request, please carefully read the information below. Illinois law requires public bodies to respond or deny to FOIA requests within five working days. The time for response can be extended for an additional five working days, as allowed under the law.

Methods to Request Information and Public Records

Please complete the ​​FOIA Request Form and mail, fax, email, or hand-deliver directly to SMC.

Please be specific in the nature of your request in order for FOIA officer to process your request more efficiently. (Illinois law does not require you to submit on a standard form, but the request should be in writing).

FOIA Officer Contact Information

Mike Warner, 847.377.7700
Darcy Hertel, 847.377.7700
Fax number: 847.984.5747

Copy Fees:

  • First 50 pages are free (black & white)
  • 15 cents per page thereafter (black & white)
  • Actual costs of copying for color copies
  • Electronic records that are supported by and kept on file by the SMC can be transferred electronically for free.  

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FOIA Officer:
Mike Warner, 847.377.7700
Darcy Hertel, 847.377.7700​
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