Freedom of Information Requests

Freedom of Information Requests
The Village of Hawthorn Woods has provided the two forms below as a convenience to those who wish to request records through the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. Records can also be requested in person at Village Hall or via fax. Those with questions are encouraged to call Village Hall at 847-438-5500 and ask to speak with one of the Village's FOIA Officers. FOIA Requests can also be mailed to one of the Village's FOIA officers at 2 Lagoon Drive, Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047.

 The Village's FOIA Officers:
Officer TitleOfficer NamePhone Number
Chief Administrative Officer/Village ClerkDonna Lobaito(847) 540-5222
Building Department SpecialistAmy Belmonte(847) 847-3537
Police Records SupervisorJan Filenko(847) 438-9050
Administration InternMax Gonzalez(847) 847-3594

* The forms below are automatically sent to Village FOIA Officers. 

Fees: 
Per the FOIA Act, there is no fee for the first 50 pages of black and white, letter or legal sized copies. After 50 pages of black and white, letter or legal, the Village charges $.15 per page. If the records requested are in color and you would like color copies or you would like copies larger than letter or legal, the Village will charge the cost of producing those records.

There is a charge of $1.00 to certify a record.

If the record is maintained in electronic format, the Village will provide that to the requestor at no cost.

For commercial requests, a public body may charge up to $10 for each hour spent by personnel in searching for and retrieving a requested record, but no fees shall be charged for the first 8 hours spent by personnel in searching for or retrieving a requested record.

Response Times:
For commercial requests, the response time is 21 working days, per the FOIA Act. For non-commercial requests, the response time is five business days.

The record you are looking for may already be available to you on this website. Please explore the site and use our search function to aid you.

General Freedom of Information Act Request Form (PDF)

Police Records Freedom of Information Act Request Form (PDF)

List of Documents for Immediate Release