Freedom of Information Act - FOIA

Information Posted in Compliance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act

Summary of Purpose:

The City of Washington promotes and protects the health, safety, and welfare of its citizens and all of the general public while encouraging social progress, economic development, and recreational opportunities within the City.

Total Operating Budget: $27,074,437 (May 1, 2017 - April 30, 2018)

Location of Offices:

  • City Hall, 301 Walnut Street - Mayor's Office, City Clerk's Office, Treasurer's Office, Administrative Offices, Water Department, Planning & Development Department
  • Fire Department, 200 N. Wilmor Road (Contract for service)
  • Police Department, 115 W. Jefferson Street
  • Public Works, 107 Legion Road - Public Works Manager Office

Approximate Number of Employees: Full-Time and Part-Time Employees: 74

City Council:

Mayor Gary W. Manier, Aldermen Robert A. Brucks, Ward I; Michael J. Brownfield, Ward I; Carol K. Moss, Ward II; Brett M. Adams, Ward II; Brian H. Butler, Ward III; David K. Dingledine, Ward III; James L. Gee, Ward IV; and Daniel A. Cobb, Ward IV.

Organizational Chart: Click Here
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Boards and Commissions: Click Here

Method for Requesting Public Information and Records:

Requests should be made to the City Clerk's Office in City Hall located at 301 Walnut Street or in the case of requesting police records should be made to the Police Department located at 115 W. Jefferson Street. Depending on the type of information and records being requested, your request may need to be reviewed by City officials or may not be immediately available or provided.

Fee Schedule:

First 50 pages, black and white, letter or legal size copies, no cost. Additional pages, black and white, letter or legal size copies $0.15 each. Electronic records will be formatted subject to reimbursement for costs of recording medium. Color copies or copies in a size other than letter or legal shall be reimbursed at actual costs. Cost to certify a record will be $1.00.

Process Response Time:

A public body must either comply or deny the written information request within five (5) business days after its receipt (the business day after the day received counts as day one (1). If the request is denied it must be denied in writing. In the event a public body cannot fill the request within this 5 day period, it may obtain an additional 5 business days if it can meet one of the seven reasons put forth through the Freedom of Information Act. You can view the Freedom of Information Act by clicking here.

FOIA Officers:

Pat Brown - City Clerk (City Hall) 309-444-1137

Freedom of Information Form - City Records

Linda Storer - Administrative Assistant (Police Department) 309-444-2313

Freedom of Information Form - Police Department Records

Contact Us

301 Walnut St, Washington IL 61571
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