Thin Blue Line Blue Lives Matter VoN 12/2020

Northwestside Coalition filed this request with the Village Of Niles Illinois of Niles, IL.
Tracking #

20-585

Due Jan. 14, 2021
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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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, received, FWDed, CCed, or BCCed by any staff member or elected/appointed official of the Village of Niles between October 22, 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: Village Of Niles Illinois

Village of Niles

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Hi there

Your first Village of Niles record request (request number #20-585) 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It is currently unpublished and is not available for the general public to view.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 

 

Request #20-585.

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From: Village Of Niles Illinois

Village of Niles

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Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #20-585:

Dear Requestor, 

Your request is unduly burdensome when requesting "all staff", please narrow down your request to a specific department, individuals or more specifically elected officials in order for staff to provide accurate records as per your request. We look forward to your response. 

Thank you, Village FOIA Officer 

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From: Northwestside Coalition

Hello Village FOIA Officer,

Please limit scope of search to the following:
- Mayor
- Village Manager
- Village Clerk
- Board of Trustees
- Director of Family Services: Darren Brown

From: Village Of Niles Illinois

Village of Niles

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Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #20-585:

Dear Requestor,

The Village has provided you with an opportunity to narrow your request. In the meantime we will paused your request. We look forward to hearing from you. 

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From: Northwestside Coalition

Hello,

On 1/4/2021 we provided the narrowed request:

"Please limit scope of search to the following:
- Mayor
- Village Manager
- Village Clerk
- Board of Trustees
- Director of Family Services: Darren Brown"

Thanks

From: Village Of Niles Illinois

Village of Niles

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Hi there

A document has been released to you for record request #20-585:

* RD- Email Archive Search - 20-585.pdf

Document links are valid for one month.
After February 14, you will need to sign in to view the document(s).

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From: Village Of Niles Illinois

Village of Niles

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Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #20-585:

Dear Requester:

 

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 Dec. 30, 2020, you requested the following documents: 

Any and all written records (including but not limited to hard-copy documents, memos, emails, word processor documents, PDF documents, PowerPoint files, etc.) created, received, FWDed, CCed, or BCCed by any staff member or elected/appointed official of the Village of Niles between October 22, 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. Please note the Village did its best to search documents given the parameters. On Jan. 4, 2021 you were given the opportunity to narrow down your request as it was overly burdensome. Therefore, at this point we have released documents relevant to your request, but they may or may not be all encompassing. 

At this time, we are closing your request. You may open a subsequent request if you so choose.  

 

Sincerely,

Kathy Thake

FOIA Officer 

 

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From: Village Of Niles Illinois

Village of Niles

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Hi there

Record request #20-585 has been closed. The closure reason supplied was:

All document have been released pursuant to your request.

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From: Northwestside Coalition

Hello Kathy,

There is an email from November that we sent which is not included in the resulting records. Can you please advise how we can be more specific for subsequent requests?

Thanks

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