Freedom of Information Act
The basic function of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is to ensure informed citizens, vital to the functioning of a democratic society. The Freedom of Information Act of 1967, is a law that provides the public the right to request access to records from any federal agency. Federal agencies are required to disclose any information requested under the FOIA unless it falls under one of nine exemptions which protect interests such as personal privacy, national security, and law enforcement.
The full text of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act may be found at www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=85. Additionally, the address of the Public Access Counselor (PAC) of the Office of the Illinois Attorney General is:
Public Access Counselor (PAC) of the Office of the Illinois Attorney General. You may submit a Request for Review to the PAC by either electronic mail or U.S. Mail. By U.S. Mail, please address it to: Sarah Pratt Public Access Counselor Office of the Attorney General 500 S. 2nd Street Springfield, Illinois 62701. To submit a Request for Review by electronic mail, please e-mail the request to Sarah Pratt, Public Access Counselor, at: email@example.com. The telephone number for that office is (1-877-299-3642).
The Berwyn Township 708 Community Mental Health Board’s FOIA Officer is Margaret M. Paul, Township Clerk, Township of Berwyn. Her contact information is https://www.berwyn-il.gov/city_clerk.
In compliance with FOIA, the Berwyn Township 708 Community Mental Health Board provides the public the right to request access to records by utilizing the attached FOIA request form pdf of the Township of Berwyn. According to instructions on the form, request for records should be submitted to the Township Clerk’s Office.