How to Make a FOIA Request to the Bureau
Requests may be made by email or letter. Oral requests are not accepted. Emails should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters should be mailed or otherwise delivered to:
Mrs. Jennifer Echols, Freedom of Information Officer
Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
Mt. Vernon Township High School
11101 North Wells Bypass
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Denial of a FOIA request
You have the right to have denial of a FOIA request reviewed by the Public Access Counselor (PAC) at the Office of the Illinois Attorney General [5 ILCS 140/9.5(a)]. You may file your Request for Review in writing to:
Public Access Counselor
Office of the Attorney General
500 S. 2nd St.
Springfield, IL 62706
Fax: 217 782 1396
The Request for Review with the PAC must be filed within 60 calendar days of the date of this letter [5 ILCS 140/9.5(a)]. You must include a copy of your original FOIA request and this letter when filing your Request for Review with the PAC.
You also have the right to seek judicial review of denial or partial denial of your FOIA request by filing a lawsuit in the State circuit court [5 ILCS 140/11]