|Multi Request||Expenditures relating to visits from federal officials|
|Submitted||Sept. 17, 2019|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act., I hereby request the following records:
Records describing, authorizing or mentioning expenses or personnel assignments in response to or accommodation of visits from officials in the federal government between January 1, 2001 and the present.
I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.
As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.
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 Emma Best:
Thank you for your interest in public records of the Cook County Sheriff's Office. Your request was received in this office on 9/17/2019 and given the reference number R002533-091719 for tracking purposes.
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RE: FOIA Request of September 17, 2019, Reference # R002533-091719
Dear Emma Best,
Thank you for contacting the Cook County Sheriff's Office ("CCSO") pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. (2012). Please be advised that at this time the CCSO is in need of additional information to process your request.
Your request mentioned:
Records describing, authorizing or mentioning expenses or personnel assignments in
response to or accommodation of visits from officials in the federal government
between January 1, 2001 and the .present.
Please clarify what type of records you are requesting, including what you mean by "accommodation of visits." Please contact us by replying to this email if you have any further concerns/questions related to this request.
Cook County Sheriff's Office
FOIA Officer/Legal Department
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>Please clarify what type of records you are requesting, including what you mean by "accommodation of visits."
Expense reports, after action summaries and policy documents. Accommodation of visits may be interpreted as any aid, assistance or action requested by the visitor or their staff.
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RE: FOIA Request of September 17, 2019, Reference # R002533-091719 Dear Emma Best, Please be advised that the CCSO conducted a diligent search based on the information you provided. However, no records were found in response to your request. You may wish to contact the Cook County Office of the President for further Assistance. Sincerely, Elizabeth Scannell
Assistant General Counsel Cook County Sheriff's Office FOIA Officer/Legal Department
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