Intergovernmental Agreements (Chicago Department of Finance)

Matt Chapman filed this request with the Chicago Department of Finance of Chicago, IL .
Multi Request Intergovernmental Agreements
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From: Matt Chapman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act., I hereby request the following records:

A copy of all intergovernmental agreements.

An example of an intergovernmental agreement is:

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 there are fees, 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.


Matt Chapman

From: Chicago Department of Finance

Dear Matt Chapman,

Please see the attached.
Kristen Cabanban
City of Chicago
Director of Public Affairs
Office of Budget and Management / Department of Finance

From: Matt Chapman

The records that I am seeking are those agreements that were created to satisfy the statutory requirements from (5 ILCS 220/) Intergovernmental Cooperation Act and other acts which include references to intergovernmental agreements, their creation, or maintenance. Of note, (5 ILCS 220/3.2). I am not sure how much further narrowing you'll need, as these are standard agreements throughout Illinois that should be readily available to maintain statutory requirements. Please reach out to the respective director, as defined by the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act.

Furthermore, the records responsive to this request will be used to build a greater public understanding of Chicago's decisions, policies, procedures, rules, standards, and other aspects of government activity that affect the conduct of government and the lives of any or all of the people. As such, I humbly ask that the unduly burdensome exemption be waived, as the public interest greatly outweighs the burden on the public body. Consider that the burden is placed on the public body to show that the burden on the public body is outweighted by the public's interest.

From: Chicago Department of Finance


The Department of Finance already provided you with responsive records. You came to the office and I hand delivered these files to you on a flash drive.
Kristen Cabanban
City of Chicago
Director of Public Affairs
Office of Budget and Management | Department of Finance