Public Records Request Log - Illinois Department of Human Services

Erik Peterson filed this request with the Department of Human Services of Illinois.

It is a clone of this request.



From: Erik Peterson

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:

A log of public records requests submitted to the Department of Human Services that lists the date of request, the requester's name, the requester's organizational affiliation, a description of the request and the date the request was filled. Ideally I would like this information for the period from 2004 to the present.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, and is made in the process of academic research and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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.


Erik Peterson
PhD Candidate
Department of Political Science
Stanford University

From: DHS.FOIAOfficer

Mr. Peterson,

The Illinois Department of Human Services is in receipt of your May 7, 2015 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. To respond to your request, the Department requires the five-business-day extension allowed under FOIA. 5 ILCS 140/3(e). Thus, the new due date for the Department’s response is May 21, 2015.

Thank you for your patience.

From: DHS.FOIAOfficer

Mr. Peterson,

Enclosed is the spreadsheet responsive to your FOIA request. Please note that the identity of individuals who submitted FOIA requests, excluding those made on behalf of a business, have been withheld from disclosure pursuant to section 7(1)(c) of FOIA (5 ILCS 140/7(1)(c)). In addition, the identity of individuals who applied for or received public assistance are exempt from disclosure under section 7(1)(a) and section 7(1)(dd) of FOIA (5 ILCS 140/7(1)(a), (dd)).

You have a right to have this response 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, IL. 62706. Fax: 217-782-1396. Email:<>. You also have the right to seek judicial review 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 letter. Please note you must include a copy of your original FOIA request and this communication when filing a Request for Review with the PAC.

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Human Services.

A. Sobitan
Associate General Counsel
Illinois Department of Human Services

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