|Submitted||May 14, 2019|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act., I hereby request the following records:
I am requesting a copy of the contract signed between the University of Illinois Men’s Basketball Athletic program and the vendor who will provide services for the 2019 University of Illinois Men’s Basketball tour to Italy from August 4 to August 14. If available, I am also requesting a copy of the final itinerary for the trip.
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.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Illinois Freedom of Information Act. request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 14, 2019. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
May 22, 2019
Via electronic mail
Mr. Brian Ratzliff
Re: FOIA Request 19-450
Dear Mr. Ratzliff:
I write to respond to your Freedom of Information request dated May 15, 2019, in which you requested "a copy of the contract signed between the University of Illinois Men's Basketball Athletic program and the vendor who will provide services for the 2019 University of Illinois Men's Basketball tour to Italy from August 4 to August 14." You also requested a copy of the trip's final itinerary.
Information responsive to your request is available and attached. These are public documents numbering 12 pages. Please be advised that there is no final itinerary available.
Portions of these documents have been redacted pursuant to the following section(s) of the Act:
* 140/7(1)(b) that exempts from disclosure "Private information, unless disclosure is required by another provision of this Act, a State or federal law or a court order."
Please call my office if you wish to inspect or receive a physical copy of these documents.
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