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(A) The state’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), being 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq., helps to ensure an open and honest government. The FOIA law requires all public bodies to make public records available for inspection. However, not all records are public, so the law requires that every public body designate one or more employees to act as its Freedom of Information Officers. These individuals have the training to make the determination what are public records can be released, or what records can be redacted and released.
(B) The village will select an FOIA officer or officers. That individual or individuals will be the only employees with authority to release any village records.
(Ord. 17-O-06, passed 3-7-2017)