Thin Blue Line Blue Lives Matter (Niles Police Department Illinois)

Northwestside Coalition filed this request with the Niles Police Department Illinois of Niles, IL.
Tracking #

20-491

Multi Request Thin Blue Line Blue Lives Matter
Status
Completed

Communications

From: Northwestside Coalition


To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all written records (including but not limited to hard-copy documents, memos, emails, word processor documents, PDF documents, PowerPoint files, etc.) created or written by members of the police department between January 1, 2020 and the date this request is processed (inclusive of those dates) which contain one or more of the following words, terms, or phrases (case-insensitive):

-"blue lives matter"

-"blue lives"

-"thin blue line"

-"police lives matter"

-"all lives matter"

-"black lives matter"

-"BLM"

-"TBL"

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.

Sincerely,

Northwestside Coalition

From: Animal Control

Village of Niles

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Hi there

Your first Village of Niles record request (request number #20-491) has been submitted.
It is currently unpublished and is not available for the general public to view.

Thank you for filing a Freedom of Information Act Request with Village of Niles. This request will be processed accordingly. 

Village of Niles FOIA Officer 

 

As the requester, you can always see the status of your
request by signing into the Village of Niles Public Records
portal here.

If you haven't already activated your account,
click here to get started.
Once your account is activated, your request will be visible at the following link:
Request #20-491.

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From: Niles Police Department Illinois

Hello,

I have entered this request in our FOIA Portal: https://niles.nextrequest.com/. You will receive notifications any applicable records through this portal.

Chris Kobeski
Records Supervisor
Niles Police Department
7000 W. Touhy Avenue
Niles, IL 60714
Telephone - 847-588-6521 Fax 847-588-6552
email - ctk@vniles.com<mailto:rgt@vniles.com>

This transmission may contain information that is privileged, confidential and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution, or use of the information contained herein (including any reliance thereon) is STRICTLY PROHIBITED

From: Niles Police Department Illinois

Village of Niles

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Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #20-491:

Dear Requestor:

Thank you for writing to Village of Niles with your request for information pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq.

On Oct. 23, 2020, you requested the following documents:

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

Any and all written records (including but not limited to hard-copy documents, memos, emails, word processor documents, PDF documents, PowerPoint files, etc.) created or written by members of the police department between January 1, 2020 and the date this request is processed (inclusive of those dates) which contain one or more of the following words, terms, or phrases (case-insensitive):

-"blue lives matter"

-"blue lives"

-"thin blue line"

-"police lives matter"

-"all lives matter"

-"black lives matter"

-"BLM"

-"TBL"

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

Under the Freedom of Information Act, a public body may extend the time to respond to a FOIA request by up to 5 business days for a limited number of reasons. 5 ILCS 140/3(e). We are extending the time to respond to your request by 5 business days for the following reason(s):

Responding to the request requires that we collect a substantial number of specified records

The request is couched in categorical terms and requires that we conduct an extensive search for the records responsive to it.

We cannot comply with the request for records within the 5 business day time limit without unduly burdening or interfering with our operations.

The public body asserts the following facts in support of the above reasons for an extension of time. The Village will respond to your request by 11/6/2020. Please acknowledge receipt of this request for extension.

Sincerely,

Kathy Thake

FOIA Officer 

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From: Northwestside Coalition

Hello Kathy,

We acknowledge the extension and appreciate your efforts to help fulfill this records request.

Thanks

From: Niles Police Department Illinois

Village of Niles

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Hi there

A document has been released to you for record request #20-491:

* Email Export 20200101 to 20201023 per Request 20-491RD (2).pdf

Document links are valid for one month.
After December 5, you will need to sign in to view the document(s).

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From: Niles Police Department Illinois

Village of Niles

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Hi there

A document has been released to you for record request #20-491:

* 20-419 Email Search Results-- (2).pdf

Document links are valid for one month.
After December 6, you will need to sign in to view the document(s).

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From: Niles Police Department Illinois

Village of Niles

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Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #20-491:

Dear Requestor:

 

Thank you for writing to Village of Niles with your request for information pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq.  

 

On Oct. 23, 2020, you requested the following documents: 

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

Any and all written records (including but not limited to hard-copy documents, memos, emails, word processor documents, PDF documents, PowerPoint files, etc.) created or written by members of the police department between January 1, 2020 and the date this request is processed (inclusive of those dates) which contain one or more of the following words, terms, or phrases (case-insensitive):

-"blue lives matter"

-"blue lives"

-"thin blue line"

-"police lives matter"

-"all lives matter"

-"black lives matter"

-"BLM"

-"TBL"

Your request is granted.

We have enclosed copies of the documents that you requested.  

 

Sincerely,

Kathy Thake

FOIA Officer  

 

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From: Niles Police Department Illinois

Village of Niles

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Hi there

Record request #20-491 has been closed. The closure reason supplied was:

All document have been released pursuant to your request.

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From: Niles Police Department Illinois

Use this to confirm your account. The link is only valid for 24 hours.

Village of Niles

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From: Northwestside Coalition

Hello Kathy,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! We really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Northwestside Coalition

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