All records and information held on a petitioner in a workers comp case

Brandon Smith filed this request with the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission of Illinois.
Tracking # 15WC022393
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Completed

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From: Brandon Smith

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:

All records and information held on a petitioner in a particular workers comp case, number 15 WC 022393. Name is Michael R. Cronin. This includes but is not limited to all information from state-held databases and spreadsheets about the case, and documents related to the person in the case, and about the case itself.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. As such, I request that you waive all processing fees. (The government is only allowed to charge for copying.)

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,

Brandon Smith

From: Mogensen, Dennie

Mr. Smith –

This email is in response to the Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140, (the Act or FOIA) request received by the IWCC on March 4, 2016, for a copy of “All records and information held on a petitioner in a particular workers comp case, number 15 WC 022393. Name is Michael R. Cronin. This includes but is not limited to all information from state-held databases and spreadsheets about the case, and documents related to the person in the case, and about the case itself.”

The reasons to partially grant your request are set forth below. Please find the remaining responsive material attached.

Section 7(1)(b) exempts private information from disclosure. Section 2(c-5) further defines private information as “unique identifiers” that include: social security number, home address, driver's license number, medical records, home or personal telephone numbers, and personal email addresses. 5 ILCS 140/2(c-5). I am denying your request concerning the above identified unique identifiers constituting private information.

Additionally, other public documents regarding IWCC case number 15WC022393 may be available on the IWCC website at www.iwcc.il.com<http://www.iwcc.il.com> via the “calendars & call sheets” and “case info” links.

If your request has been denied, you have a right to have the denial of your request reviewed by the Public Access Counselor (PAC) at the Office of the Illinois Attorney General. 5 ILCS 140/9.5(a). You can file your Request for Review with the PAC by writing to:

Public Access Counselor
Office of the Attorney General
500 South 2nd Street
Springfield, Illinois 62706
Fax: 217-782-1396
E-mail: publicaccess@atg.state.il.us<mailto:publicaccess@atg.state.il.us>

You also have the right to seek judicial review of your denial by filing a lawsuit in the State circuit court. 5 ILCS 140/11.

If you choose to file a Request for Review with the PAC, you must do so within 60 calendar days of the date of this denial letter. 5 ILCS 140/9.5(a). Please note that you must include a copy of your original FOIA request and this denial letter when filing a Request for Review with the PAC.

Sincerely,

Ms. Dennie Michelle Mogensen
Deputy General Counsel/FOIA Officer

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