Freedom of Information Act

COVID-19 Impact on FOIA Requests
On March 20, 2020, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker issued a Shelter In Place Order, which is effective March 21, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. to April 7, 2020. Accordingly, all Village staff is either unavailable or devoted to public safety tasks. In light of the foregoing, the Village respectfully requests that you consider waiting to submit your FOIA request until after the Shelter In Place Order has been lifted. Alternatively, the Village requests that you agree to waive the statutory response deadlines and allow the Village to respond to the request as soon as is practicable. If you are agreeable to waiving the response deadlines, please affirmatively state that in your request. In the event you do not choose one of the foregoing options, the Village will respond to your request pursuant to state law, which includes the ability to identify and deny a request if it is determined to be unduly burdensome.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and patience during this time.


In 2009, the Illinois General Assembly enacted sweeping changes to the Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140/1 et seq.). These changes, enacted as Public Act 96-542, effective January 1, 2010, were intended to ensure that the public enjoys the greatest access possible to information maintained by governmental entities, while still protecting personal privacy interests and confidential government information.

As amended by Public Act 96-542, the Freedom of Information Act requires every public body to designate one or more officials or employees to act as Freedom of Information Officer(s).

The FOIA Officer for the Village of Riverside is Cathy Haley.
Phone Number: 708-447-2700, ext. 254
Fax Number: 708-447-2704

Make a FOIA Request

Request for Village Records (FOIA) Application
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