Freedom of Information Act / Open Meeting Act

Open Meeting Act

New Compensation Posting Requirement

Public Act 97-609, effective January 12, 2012, added a section to OMA which applies to employers participating in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund.

Employers participating in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund must:

1)  post on their websites the "total compensation package" for each employee making over $75,000 per year within 6 business days of approving their budget; and

2)  post on their websites at least 6 days before approval an employee's "total compensation package" that is equal to or in excess of $150,000.

If the employer does not maintain a website then a physical copy of this information must be posted at its principal office. 5 ILCS 120/7.3.


FY 2016/2017 Public Act 97-609 Compensation Report.

Read more...


Freedom of Information Act

Summary of Purpose

The Illinois Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140, requires all public bodies, as that term is defined therein, to make non-exempt public records available for inspection and copying. The City strives to comply with this law and endorses the fundamental concept that all persons are entitled to full, accurate, and complete information regarding the affairs of the City and its official acts and policies. In determining the parameters of public access to information, the City also understands its obligations to protect legitimate privacy interests and maintain the efficiency and security of its administrative operations.

This policy Governing Access to Public Records is established to implement the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. (5 ILCS 140). Pursuant to Section 3 of the Act, the City shall have the authority to promulgate rules and regulations pertaining to the availability of records and procedures to be followed in conformity with the provisions of the Act. The rules established in this subchapter are intended to serve as procedural guidelines for implementing and complying with the Act.


Read more...