FOIA Requests

Any person requesting public records or documents as defined in the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) of the Village shall make such a request, in writing, to the Village Clerk's office located at the Heyworth Village Hall, 108 S Buchanan Street. Such requests should be made to Mrs. Stacy L Shoemaker, FOIA Officer, at such address and if she not present in person, you should see Mrs. Judy Quinton or Mrs. Dee Slayback, Deputy FOIA Officers. Another method would be by mailing, faxing or emailing a written request to Mrs. Shoemaker, Mrs. Quinton or Mrs. Slayback specifying in particular the records requested to be disclosed and copied. All written requests should be addressed to the FOIA Officer at the address of the Clerk's office. If you desire that any records be certified, you must indicate that in your request and specify which records must be certified.

Freedom of Information Act Officers:
  • Stacy L. Shoemaker, Village Clerk
  • Dee Slayback, Deputy Village Clerk
  • Judy Quinton, Deputy Village Clerk
  • Michael Geriets, Chief of Police
Freedom of Information Act Fees:

The fees for any such records, if the person requesting the records wishes them to be copied, are as follows:

  • First 50 pages, black and white, letter or legal-size copies, no cost.
  • Additional pages, black and white, letter or legal, actual cost to $0.15.
  • Electronic records will be formatted subject to reimbursement for costs of recording medium.
  • Color copies or copies in a size other than letter or legal shall be reimbursed to actual costs.
  • Costs of certifying a record will be $1.00
  • $10 for each hour spent by personnel in searching for and retrieving a requested record beyond the first 8 hours.
  • Actual cost of retrieving and transporting public records from an off-site storage facility when the public records are maintained by a third-party storage company.
  • Records may be furnished without charge or at a reduced charge, as determined by the Village, if the person requesting the documents states the specific purpose for the request and indicates that a waiver or reduction of the fee is in the public interest. Waiver or reduction of the fee is in the public interest if the principal purpose of the request is to access and disseminate information regarding the health, safety and welfare or the legal rights of the general public and is not for the principal purpose or commercial benefit.
  • FOIA's not used for commercial purposes will be responded to within 5 business days.
  • FOIA's for commercial purposes will be responded to within 21 business days.