In 2009, the Illinois General Assembly enacted sweeping changes to the Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140/1 et seq.). These changes, enacted as Public Act 96-542, effective January 1, 2010, were intended to ensure that the public enjoys the greatest access possible to information maintained by governmental entities, while still protecting personal privacy interests and confidential government information.
As amended by Public Act 96-542, the Freedom of Information Act requires every public body to designate one or more officials or employees to act as Freedom of Information Officer(s).
The FOIA Officer for the Village of Riverside is Ethan Sowl. Phone Number: 708-447-2700, ext. 254 Fax Number: 708-447-2704