Johnson Gang Activity Briefing 1

Jimmy Tobias filed this request with the Mayor's Office of Chicago, IL.
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F058402-100923

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From: Jimmy Tobias

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All reports, memos, documents, or other material presented to (or otherwise in the possession of) Brandon Johnson and/or his chief of staff Richard Guidice concerning gang activity in Chicago. This request includes any intelligence reports, updates, police briefings or other material concerning gang activity in Chicago as well as law enforcement efforts to mitigate or respond to gang activity.

This request seeks records produced since September 15, 2023.

I am a reporter for The Guardian, The Nation and other outlets.

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,

Jimmy Tobias

From: Mayor's Office

Thank you for your FOIA request to the City of Chicago Office of the Mayor. Your FOIA request has been submitted and is being processed. Your reference number for tracking purposes is: F058402-100923. Track and view responses at Public Records Center.

You have requested the following records: To Whom It May Concern:

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

All reports, memos, documents, or other material presented to (or otherwise in the possession of) Brandon Johnson and/or his chief of staff Richard Guidice concerning gang activity in Chicago. This request includes any intelligence reports, updates, police briefings or other material concerning gang activity in Chicago as well as law enforcement efforts to mitigate or respond to gang activity.

This request seeks records produced since September 15, 2023.

I am a reporter for The Guardian, The Nation and other outlets.

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,

Jimmy Tobias

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The City of Chicago Office of the Mayor 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.

From: Mayor's Office

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October 17, 2023 Jimmy Tobias Via email at requests@muckrock.com RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of October 09, 2023, Reference # F058402-100923. Dear Jimmy Tobias, On behalf of the Office of the Mayor, I am responding to your Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA") request which was dated October 09, 2023 and received in our office on the same day. At this time, the Office of the Mayor is seeking an extension of five additional working days to respond to the requests for one or more of the following reasons identified in 5 ILCS 140/3(e) of FOIA: (xx) the requested records are stored in whole or in part at other locations than the office having charge of the requested records; (  ) the request requires the collection of a substantial number of specified records; (  ) the request is couched in categorical terms and requires an extensive search for the records responsive to it; (  ) the requested records have not been located in the course of routine search and additional efforts are being made to locate them; (xx) the requested records require examination and evaluation by personnel having the necessary competence and discretion to determine if they are exempt from disclosure under Section 7 of the FOIA or should be revealed only with appropriate deletions; (  ) the request for records cannot be complied with by the public body within the time limits prescribed by 5 ILCS 140/3(d) without unduly burdening or interfering with the operations of the public body; (xx) there is need for consultation, which shall be conducted with all practicable speed, with another public body or among two or more components of a public body having a substantial interest in the determination or in the subject matter of the request. Sincerely, Thomas Skelton
FOIA Officer
Mayor's Office

From: Mayor's Office

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October 23, 2023 Jimmy Tobias Via email at requests@muckrock.com RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of October 09, 2023, Reference # F058402-100923. Dear Jimmy Tobias, This correspondence is in response to the Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA") request received by the City of Chicago Office of the Mayor on October 09, 2023. The Office of the Mayor took a 5 business day extension to your request on October 17, 2023. You requested: "To Whom It May Concern:

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

All reports, memos, documents, or other material presented to (or otherwise in the possession of) Brandon Johnson and/or his chief of staff Richard Guidice concerning gang activity in Chicago. This request includes any intelligence reports, updates, police briefings or other material concerning gang activity in Chicago as well as law enforcement efforts to mitigate or respond to gang activity.

This request seeks records produced since September 15, 2023.

I am a reporter for The Guardian, The Nation and other outlets.

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,

Jimmy Tobias

Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/
The Mayor's Office has no responsive records. You have the right to have a denial reviewed by the Public Access Counselor (PAC) at the Office of the Illinois Attorney General, 500 S. 2nd Street, Springfield, Illinois 62701, (877) 299-3642. You may also seek judicial review of a denial under 5 ILCS 140/11 of FOIA. If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact my office at 312-744-3844. Sincerely, Thomas Skelton
FOIA Officer
Mayor's Office

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