Freedom of Information Act Rules and Regulations

5 ILCS 140/1 et seq.
The following information is being provided pursuant to Section 4(b) of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, Act 5 ILCS 140/4(b).
All requests to inspect, copy, or certify public records of the City of Oregon must be submitted to the City in writing. The City encourages requesters to submit their requests on a form available at City Hall and on the City’s website. The City shall review all written requests in any form. The City will review and respond to each written request in a manner consistent with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act.
Request shall be submitted to: Freedom of Information Officer
City of Oregon
115 N 3rd Street
Oregon, IL. 61061
Phone: (815) 732-6321
Fax: (815) 732-7292
Fees for copies of records are as follows:
Black and white copies (letter or legal size) No charge for 1st 50 pages
$.15 per page thereafter
Certification: $1.00 each
Maps: cost to duplicate
Mailing: cost of postage
All fees must be paid prior to release of public records.
The City of Oregon will respond to every request within five (5) business days from the date of request unless the City requires an extension pursuant to Section 3(e) of the Act. If the request is for a commercial use, then the city has twenty-one (21) business days.
If an extension is requested or a request is denied, the City will notify the requester in writing stating the specific reason or reasons for the extension or denial.
Board minutes, resolutions, ordinances, franchises, contracts, city maps, comprehensive plan, biding specifications, polices, legal notices, liens, business licenses fees, liquor licenses fees, building permits fees, building inspection reports, worker’s compensation files, insurance costs, real estate, equipment and vehicles.