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.
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
25 E Fullerton Ave
Glendale Heights, IL 60139
- 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.
- Resolution No. R-IV-14: Secretary’s Certificate: A certificate signed and affixed with the corporate seal by the Secretary of the Board of Library Trustees of the Glenside Library.
- Resolution No. R-IV-14: Freedom of Information Act: Approval of resolution of compliance with all requirements of the Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140/1, et seq by the Board of Library Trustees and signed the President of the Board of Library Trustees.
- FOIA Guidelines: Details of the library methods of compliance and types of records available.
- Organizational Chart: A chart detailing the organizational structure of the library.
- Salaries and Compensation 2021-2022: Public Act 097-0609 requires the library to list all employees whose total compensation package exceeds $75,000.
- Prevailing Wage Resolution: Adoption of Prevailing Wage Rates for Laborers, Workmen, and Mechanics Employed (DuPage County).
- IMRF’s “Employer Cost & Participation Information: In 2019, the Illinois General Assembly passed Public Act 101-0504. The law requires IMRF to post certain employer cost and participation information on its website. IMRF will update these reports annually.