|Submitted||Jan. 3, 2018|
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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:
Please provide a list of of all tax exempt parcels in Cook County that includes the PIN, and the entity that the exemption is for.
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.
Dear Public Access Counselor,
On January 3, 2018, I submitted Freedom of Information Act request via fax to the designated fax number provided by the Cook County Assessor’s Office, for the following information:
A list of of all tax exempt parcels in Cook County that includes the PIN, and the entity that the exemption is for.
I’ve followed up on this request with at least three phone calls, the most recent of which was on April 12th. On each call, they assured me they were aware of the request and were working on a response.
On March 2, the office informed me the documents were prepared and going to be mailed on March 2 or March 6th at the latest.
No documents have ever been received in response to this request, nor have they issued any letters or communications beyond responding to my phone calls.
Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140/3) (from Ch. 116, par. 203) requires that an agency provide a response to a public records request within five business days of receipt of that request.
I’m requesting that the Assessor’s office be instructed to provide acknowledgement of this request and the responsive materials, as numerous other agencies have done with no issues when similar materials were requested.
Thank you for your help with this appeal of my denial of access.
Attached is a letter from AAG Barnaby
Mary Jo Vail
Illinois Attorney General
100 West Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601
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To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Illinois Freedom of Information Act. request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 3, 2018. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number ##37251.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
Dear Mr. Gregg:
The attached letter was e-mailed to you May 3, 2018. If you scroll down, the below e-mail that you sent this office shows that it was sent to you by Mary Jo Vail on the 3rd. Thank you.
Very truly yours,
Assistant Attorney General
Public Access Bureau
Office of the Illinois Attorney General
Phone: (312) 550-4480
Thank you for your response; this was actually a re-submitted request, and it was appealed within the time frame. I'll give you a call tomorrow to discuss any concerns, but just wanted to clarify the timeline.