Freedom of Information Act

The Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was enacted January 1, 2010, to increase the transparency and accountability of governments. This act provides the public access to public records and public meetings while protecting the legitimate interests of government and the privacy rights of citizens.

Freedom of Information Officer

Each public agency is required to appoint a designated high-level official within the agency who has overall responsibility for the agency’s compliance with the FOIA. Glenside Library’s Freedom of Information Officer is Library Director Tom Bartenfelder.

Requesting Records

If you would like to request information under FOIA, you must do so in writing. Requests can be submitted by mail, email, fax or in person. Please give as many details as possible regarding the report you are requesting (date, address, name, incident number, etc.).

FOIA Officer – Tom Bartenfelder
Glenside Library
25 E Fullerton Ave
Glendale Heights, IL 60139
Fax: 630-260-1433

  • You have the right to copies of the requested records, or to examine them in person. Indicate your preference in your request.
  • There is no fee for up to 50 pages of standard paper copies. For pages beyond 50, there is a 10¢ per page charge.
  • You are permitted to ask for a waiver of copying fees. To do that, include the following statement (or a similar statement) in your written FOIA request: “I request a waiver of all fees associated with this request.” In addition, you must include a specific explanation as to why your request for information is in the public interest—not simply your personal interest—and merits a fee waiver.
Organizational Transparency
Financial Records