FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA)
The City of Zion adheres to the Statutes set forth by the State of Illinois Attorney General’s Office as it pertains to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 ILCS 140/1. The Act allows for the inspection of records maintained by the City of Zion and other public bodies. The Act also provides for exemptions of certain secure information. Amendments to the Act are incorporated into the City’s implementation of the Illinois FOIA.
All requests to inspect, copy, or certify public records must be submitted to the City Clerk in writing and in the appropriate form ( personal delivery, mail, fax, email, or other means available ). The City will respond to each written request to inspect or copy public records within five (5) business days after it is received, unless an extension of time is determined necessary. The first business day is the day after the City received the FOIA request. The City will respond to a written request made for commercial purposes within twenty one (21) days after it is received.
Applicable fees for copies of public records must be paid prior to receiving the requested documents. There is no fee for up to the first 50 pages of standard paper copies. For more than 50 pages, there is a $0.15 charge per page. Larger than standard paper size copies are charged at the City’s reproduction cost. Copies will be provided in the medium requested by the requestor whenever possible.
Summary of Purpose of Municipality
The City of Zion is a municipality incorporated and organized under the laws of the State of Illinois for the purpose of providing its residents with police protection, fire protection, ambulance/rescue service, sewer and water service, garbage and recycling collection service and street and sidewalk repair/maintenance.
Total amount of municipality’s operating budget:
Number and location of all municipal separate offices:
|Zion City Hall||2828 Sheridan Road|
|Zion Police Department||2101 Salem Blvd.|
|Zion Fire/Rescue Station No. 1||1303 27th Street|
|Zion Fire/Rescue Station No. 2||2016 Lewis Avenue|
|Zion Public Works||3220 27th Street|
|Zion ESDA||3222 27th Street|
|Zion Public Service||2323 Hebron Avenue|
|Dog Pound||409 Damascus|
Approximate number of all full-time and part-time employees:
Description of methods by which public may request information and public records:
Written request only delivered either in person or by U.S. Mail to 2828 Sheridan Road, Zion, IL 60099, or FAX to 847-746-7167, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Directory of municipal FOIA officers:
City Clerk, Sheryl Spooner
Police Chief, Eric Barden
Police Pension Board FOIA officer:
Zion Police Pension Board
2101 Salem Blvd.
Zion, IL 60099
Any fees for records under FOIA:
For black & white, letter or legal size paper pages — first 50 pages are free
Each paper page over 50 is $.15 per page
Each color copy is $.25 per page
Electronic copies are actual cost of recording medium (CD, tape, disk, etc.)
Identification and membership of any municipal board, commission, committee, or council:
Zion City Council – Mayor Billy McKinney, Commissioner of Accounts & Finance Christopher Fischer, Commissioner of Public Health & Safety Richard Frierson, Commissioner of Building & Public Property Jacqueline Holmes, Commissioner of Public Works Mike McDowell
Accident Review Board – Lt. Anthony Velardi, Barbara Fitz-Henley, Fire Chief Justin Stried, Brian Haske, Blake Rogers, Rich Ianson, Officer Brian Barber, Comm. Christopher Fischer. Jeff Penich
Northeast Lake County Consolidated ETSB (with Gurnee) – Chief Eric Barden, Chief John Lewis, and BC Eric Troy.
Electrical Commission – Rich Ianson, Merlin Kreis, John Lewis, Dave Geer, Pat Buchanan, John Hucker
Fire & Police Commission – Debbie Lewis, John Idleburg, Jack Long
Firemen’s Pension Board – Justin Stried, Matt Henby, Sarai Soto, Michael Stried (retired member), David Knabel.
Jubilee Days Commission – Rich Walker, Sheryl Spooner, Cheri Neal, Carla Villalobos, John Lewis, Mike Pobiecke, Christine Wertman, Chance Bringman, Sonolito Bronson, Rachel White, Eric Barden, Brent Paxton
Lake Mound Cemetery Board – Sheryl Spooner, Blake Rogers, David Knabel
Liquor Control Commission – Nadine Thorn, Terry McNabb, Juanita Winfrey
Nostalgia Days Commission – Randy Knorr, Charlie Black, Adam Miller, Gibbie Buchholtz, Mike Pobiecke, Sonolito Bronson, Mary Lou Hiltabran
Planning & Zoning Commission – Gerald Riley, Ernest Isley, Darlene Pickett, Kathy Champine, Bruce Quinn, Juanita Winfrey, Madeline Santana
Police Pension Board – David Knabel, Terry Richards, Christopher Sweeting, Paul Kehrli, Marianne Carlton
TIF Review Board – Margie Taylor, Chris Szymanski, Bill Warren, Juanita Winfrey, Marilyn Krieger, Dr. Matthew Wilkenson