John H. Johnson (Chicago Police Department)

Claudia Lopez filed this request with the Chicago Police Department of Chicago, IL.
Tracking #

2021 PAC 67490

P635868-020421

Multi Request John H. Johnson
Est. Completion Sept. 29, 2022
Status
Fix Required

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From: Claudia Lopez

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The FBI files and any public and/or is declassified files on John H. Johnson, the American businessman, publisher and founder of the Johnson Publishing Company. His headquarters were in Chicago, Illinois; and his magazines included Negro Digest (established in 1942) , Ebony (established in 1945) and Jet (established in 1951) magazines. Deceased 2005.

In addition to the public files on Mr. Johnson or on Johnson Publishing, I am also interested photos, correspondence, surveillance, audio recordings, video, meeting notes, etc.

Date range of request: 1942 - 1975.

Requesting information on behalf of One Story Up Productions LLC, with the intention of using the files as research for a documentary film.

Johnson's Obituary: https://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/09/business/media/john-h-johnson-87-founder-of-ebony-dies.html
See page 4 for full obituary

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.

Sincerely,

Claudia Lopez

From: Chicago Police Department

Dear Claudia:

Thank you for your interest in information from the Chicago Police Department. Your FOIA request has been received and is being processed. Your FOIA Center reference number for tracking purposes is: P635868-020421
You have requested the following records: Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act., I hereby request the following records:

The FBI files and any public and/or is declassified files on John H. Johnson, the American businessman, publisher and founder of the Johnson Publishing Company. His headquarters were in Chicago, Illinois; and his magazines included Negro Digest (established in 1942) , Ebony (established in 1945) and Jet (established in 1951) magazines. Deceased 2005.

In addition to the public files on Mr. Johnson or on Johnson Publishing, I am also interested photos, correspondence, surveillance, audio recordings, video, meeting notes, etc.

Date range of request: 1942 - 1975.

Requesting information on behalf of One Story Up Productions LLC, with the intention of using the files as research for a documentary film.

Johnson's Obituary: https://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/09/business/media/john-h-johnson-87-founder-of-ebony-dies.html
See page 4 for full obituary
Chicago Police Department (CPD) responds to all public records requests in accordance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq.  If further time is needed to assemble and copy all documents responsive to your FOIA request, we will contact you with a time estimate and a request to extend. You can monitor the progress of your request at the link below and you’ll receive an email when your request has been completed. Thank you for using the Chicago FOIA Center.
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From: Chicago Police Department

Dear Claudia Lopez,

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From: Chicago Police Department

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Please see attachment in regards to extension letter.

From: Chicago Police Department

Attachments:
P635868_Response_Letter.pdf (https://u8387778.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=6HtRfOYLt5fXvpttM-2FU1HQBImk7-2Bynhw89FmPm6yuaXuCPDmqJYvRk2B47aEBbNS7w8Zw1ahmZAaRtJcdkbt0o8lWnR-2Fvfzj6z6YB8f7fCRIs6Kh7JvbYFPIenlHyuj2MSLdN8YRrk1jICmAWAk4JtU-2FM9-2Fj7KK8s2FmLowGDbAGD9KHkcTwepNqKOxYlcg1UEIojwHNZvuYDHQyQGLIdA-3D-3DR2aq_VnjDDiVEdPAxIvUziqcFvh8NpzezqvqhFZi6qr6lzvEJXI-2FtlC5rrr-2B1X0qP0LwaZEFcU9yLfS3ltSCeKrAyMP2IjHHNdCWkWoMtcjUMUl6Wof8Ql5UVklKaHvqCiO2-2BML3klz4S6BMaAF3uqv1vIZTiSez5ouAiFphf3JtsCu41ojbgN3CnfpzsBZRNRSeI2eyaHFI8Spf0NrkOlmGV-2F-2BLaC8UlybTPZK0q-2BwERDKtoigeca26ToKGv1pS5Na-2BOcvCGMh-2Bft7yEITMVqnzIek9bCNhSb3CliQY2F6D73hpRvx7ab3dmpkSQsYgwPB6ojF8xc1z-2BcP7YZd0Zmu-2BncqM4CzRclTiHUldW-2BSrF16qePpDdOWXOSXvA-2FsUdhtoIIiq1tW0bxKdC-2FCzPZKBLsQ-3D-3D)

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Good morning, attached is a letter pertaining to your FOIA request. Thank you.

From: Claudia Lopez

Hi,

I would like to appeal this decision. Though I originally stated that I was interested in the FBI files, that was an error of mine. We are really interested in the Chicago Police files on John H. Johnson. Additionally I'd like to limit the scope of the search of the Chicago Police Red Squad files on Johnson found within the years of 1945-1970.

Thanks,
Claudia

From: Chicago Police Department

Ms. Lopez:

Can you please call me regarding the attached Request for Review, 2021 PAC 67490, whenever you get the chance?

Kind Regards,

Jane Sternecky
Assistant Attorney General
Public Access Bureau
C: (773) 590-7120
jane.sternecky@ilag.gov
Pronouns: she/her

From: Chicago Police Department

Ms. Lopez:

I am following up on the below.
Thanks!

Jane Sternecky
Assistant Attorney General
Public Access Bureau
C: (773) 590-7120
jane.sternecky@ilag.gov<mailto:jane.sternecky@ilag.gov>
Pronouns: she/her

From: Chicago Police Department

Ms. Lopez:

Attached is a letter from the Public Access Bureau regarding 2021 PAC 67490. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Kind Regards,

Jane Sternecky
Assistant Attorney General
Public Access Bureau
C: (773) 590-7120
jane.sternecky@ilag.gov
Pronouns: she/her

From: Claudia Lopez

Dear Ms. Sternecky,

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I'd still like to challenge the original response that I received, therefore please keep this request open.

Best,
Claudia

From: Chicago Police Department

Ms. Lopez:

Thank you for the information.

Is there an alternate email address we can use for you? It may be easiest to communicate outside of Muckrock, but I am happy to continue to do so if that is your preferred method.

Jane Sternecky
Assistant Attorney General
Public Access Bureau
C: (773) 590-7120
jane.sternecky@ilag.gov
Pronouns: she/her

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