Freedom of Information Request

The Freedom of Information Act request is a procedure to request information relative to Township business to inspect Township records and obtain copies of Township records.

Under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, the Township is required to maintain a single central office file of written requests to inspect or copy Township records. The Township asks all requests be emailed or addressed to Township Clerk’s Office, 4340 Prince Street, Downers Grove, Illinois 60515, where such central file will be maintained.

Any member of the general public may inspect records, obtain copies of records, certified upon request, and obtain information by:

  1. Coming in person to the Township Clerk’s Office, 4340 Prince, Downers Grove between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday to complete a request on Freedom of Information form. Using this form is suggested but is not required.
  2. Writing to or sending an email to the Township Office to request information. A request should include your name, address, date and daytime phone number. Describe the information needed with sufficient detail to enable the Township to locate the requested records. The Township Clerk will respond to a request for public records within 5 business days after receipt of the request, and has 21 days to reply for commercial enterprise requests. If your request is denied, you may ­appeal. Appeals should be addressed to the Public Access Counselor at Illinois Attorney General’s Office. Payment of costs for copying information requested (if more than 50 pages) is due upon delivery.

Duplication of Records (fee, if applicable):
The first 50 pages, legal or letter size are free. Additional pages at $0.15 per page.

For certification in writing with the Township seal, $1.00 per page.

Freedom of Information Officers:

Lorraine Grimsby, Town Clerk
Phone: (630) 719-6613

Susan Mistretta, Deputy Clerk
Phone: (630) 719-6612


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