Fusion Center MOUs + MOAs (Illinois State Police)

Emma Best filed this request with the Illinois State Police of Illinois.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking #


Multi Request Fusion Center MOUs + MOAs
Due July 9, 2018
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Emma Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of the current or most recent memorandum of agreement (MOA) or memorandum of understanding (MOU) between your law enforcement agency and any fusion centers.

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. 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 Internet Archive and 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.


Emma Best

From: Illinois State Police

This is not the correct email to send requests to. Please stop sending to robyn_nation@isp.state.il.us and only send requests to the FOIA_Officer@isp.state.il.us

From: Illinois State Police

Your FOIA request has been assigned FOIR # 18-1922. You will be forwarded
a response via email once your request has been processed. REMINDER:
Please send all future requests to this E-mail:

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Robyn Nation/IlStPolice

From: Illinois State Police

Freedom of Information Office
Bruce Rauner Leo P. Schmitz
Governor Director


July 10, 2018

Muck Rock News

Re: FOIR #18-1922

To Whom it May Concern:

The Illinois State Police has received your request for copies of the
current or most recent memorandum of agreement (MOA) or memorandum of
understanding (MOU) between your law enforcement agency and any fusion
centers. A response to your request is due 07/10/2018. However,
additional time is needed to respond to your request. In accordance with
Section 3 (e) of the Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140/3 (e)), the
response due date is being extended to 07/17/2018. The basis for this
extension is as follows:

_____ The requested records are stored in whole or in part at another

_____ The request requires the collection of a substantial number of

_____ The request is stated in categorical terms which requires an
extensive search for the records requested.

__X___ The requested records have not yet been located and additional time
is needed to complete the search.

__X___ The requested records require examination and evaluation to
determine if the documents are exempt from disclosure and/or must be

__X___ The requested records cannot be provided within the prescribed time
frame without causing an undue burden or interfering with the operation of
the Department.

_____ Consultation is needed with another public body in order to respond
to the request.


Erin Davis
FOIA Office


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