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What Is the Freedom of Information Act?

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is legislation intended to help U.S. citizens stay informed on what government agencies are up to. Under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140), records in possession of public agencies may be accessed by the public upon written request.

Pursuant to 5 ILCS 140, Section 2 ( c ), a public record is any records, reports, forms, writings, letters, memoranda, books, papers, maps, photographs, cards, tapes, recordings, electronic data processing records, electronic communications recorded information and all other documentary materials pertaining to the transaction of public business, regardless of physical form or characteristics, having been prepared by or for, or having been or being used by, received by, in the possession of or under the control of any public body.

Some records are, however, not subject to release via the FOIA process; these types of records are described under 5 ILCS 140, Section 7 (1) (a) thru (y).And some records may also be subject to confidentiality provisions imposed by other state statutes; the FOIA process for disclosure of information does not supersede these other applicable statutory and judicial mandates.

This website information concerning the FOIA is being provided as required by Section 4 of the FOIA (5 ILCS 140/4). This website information may be revised and/or updated in the future.

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How to Submit a FOIA Request

To access information from the Fox Metro Water Reclamation District, please submit a written request by means of facsimile, the US mail or special carrier, or email to a Freedom of Information Officer. A written request will ensure proper compliance with the requirements of the Act.

Requests can be addressed to:
Fox Metro Water Reclamation DistrictATTN: FOIA Officer682 State Route 31Oswego, IL 60543
Facsimile number: 630.892.4394

Or emailed to the Freedom of Information Officer(s) at foia @ (remove the spaces when using this email address)

Fox Metro’s current FOIA officers are:
D. Rivera
T. Rubis

The Fox Metro Water Reclamation District does not require that FOIA request be submitted in any particular form. However, we strongly prefer that your request, at a minimum, includes the phrase “Freedom of Information Act” or “FOIA”; contains a description of the types of records sought; and contains contact information so we may follow up to clarify or narrow a request if necessary.

FOIA Request Form