FOIA - Elgin PD - Operation Keep Safe Documents

J Ader filed this request with the Elgin Police Department of Elgin, IL.
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From: J Ader

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All documents and communications regarding the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s action titled "Operation Keep Safe" dating from January 1st, 2018 to July 1st, 2018. Documents and communications applicable to this request would include - but are not limited to - the following:

- emails containing the term "Operation Keep Safe"
- any agency bulletins regarding the enforcement action
- any agency briefings regarding the enforcement action
- any agency documentation regarding the law enforcement action

Here is an official web-post from ICE elaborating on the event I am seeking documents on:

"CHICAGO — Federal officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 156 criminal aliens and immigration violators in the Chicago metropolitan area during a six-day enforcement action, which ended Thursday.

During this operation, ERO deportation officers made arrests in the following 37 communities: Addison, Arlington Heights, Aurora, Bartlett, Berkley, Berwyn, Blue Island, Bolingbrook, Bridgeview, Burbank, Carol Stream, Chicago, Chicago Ridge, Cicero, Des Plaines, Elgin, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates, Geneva, Joliet, McHenry, Mt. Prospect, Naperville, Northfield, North Riverside, Orland Park, Palatine, Park City, Rolling Meadows, Rosemont, St. Charles, Stickney, Stone Park, Warrenville, Waukegan, West Chicago and Wheaton." [source: ]

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.


J Ader

From: Elgin Police Department

Good afternoon,

Our records indicate that the FOIA request in question has been fulfilled and was completed by Maureen Kehoe. Your reference number for this FOIA is W029238. If necessary, Maureen can be reached at 847-289-2576 or<>.

Thank you,

Records Division
Elgin Police Department

From: J Ader

Hi Maureen,

I never ended up receiving a response to my initial request (W029238) - can you please attach the response documents to this email for me? I am using MuckRock to file this, so it may have been misplaced.

Thanks, and let me know if you need anything from me.

- J. Ader

From: Elgin Police Department

Dear J. Adler,
I downloaded the attachments from your FOIA request to my desktop and attached them to this email. The first is a web page. The second attachment is a PDF of an article that is linked through that web page. Hope this helps. These were the only records responsive to your request.

Maureen Kehoe
Deputy Director of Records
Elgin Police Department
151 Douglas Ave
Elgin, IL 60120-4219
847-289-2576 direct