Correspondence between Mayor of Chicago and Mike Allen

J.K. Trotter filed this request with the Mayor's Office of Chicago, IL.


From: J.K. Trotter

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140/1 to 11), I hereby request the following records:

Copies of all email correspondence between the Mayor of Chicago’s press secretary, Tarrah Cooper, and a Politico journalist named Mike Allen. Please limit this request to emails exchanged between Cooper and Allen between January 1, 2015 and December 3, 2015.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


J.K. Trotter


Please see attached. One more email will follow.

Thank you,

Chloe Rasmas


Final email.

From: J.K. Trotter

Hi Chloe,

Thank you for sending these along. I did have one question: Would you be able to check to see if the journalist Mike Allen (using the email address emailed any member of the mayor’s staff regarding Mayor Emanuel’s recent interview with Politico?

I thought Allen’s point person was Tarrah Cooper, but the documents you sent me do not seem to show them having any correspondence. Any idea who would have been arranging that interview?

J.K. Trotter