Legal/Freedom of Information Act

FOIA Requests

Illinois Freedom of Information Act, 5ILC 140/1 et seq. (FOIA) is intended to guarantee citizens access to all government records in whatever form they are maintained while protecting legitimate governmental interests and the privacy of individual citizens. Click here to download: Request for Public Information PDF

Direct Requests To: Trisha Breitlow, Executive Director

Mail or In Person: M-NASR 6820 W. Dempster Street Morton Grove, IL 60053-2631

Required Information for a Request (Must be in writing, however, a form is not needed):

  • Requestor’s full name, address, daytime phone number and e-mail address if you would like the response sent electronically
  • A detailed description of the records being sought and whether the request is for on-location inspection, copies or other format
  • A statement letting us know if the request is for a commercial purpose (will the information requested be used, in any form, for sale, resale, solicitation or advertisement for sales or services)

Timeline to Respond to Request:

  • M-NASR has five (5) business days after the receipt of a written request to respond except for commercial requests when the Association has 21 business days to respond. Day one of the the limit starts on the first business day after the request is received
  • M-NASR may request an extension of time to respond for reasons provided in Section 3 (5ILC 140/3 (e)) of the act. The extension is for no more than five (5) additional business days


  • Grant the request
  • Deny the request
  • Grant in part and deny in part
  • Notice that the request is unduly burdensome
  • Request additional time to respond and provide reason for delay
  • When a request is denied in part or whole, the requestor may appeal the decision. Appeals should be made within 60 days in writing to the Office of the Attorney General

Inspection or Pickup of Information

  • Conducted during normal business hours of M-NASR’s Administrative Office, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday


  • No fee will be charged for the first 50 pages of black and white, letter or legal-sized copies requested by a requestor except when a fee is otherwise fixed by statutes. Fees will be charged for postage at cost, additional b/w copies will be $.15 per copy, oversized materials and recording materials will be at cost
  • Request to waive the fees must be made in writing and must state how the primary purpose of the requested information is to access and disseminate information regarding the health, safety and welfare of the legal rights of the public, and it is not for the principal purpose of personal or commercial benefits

Title VI Notice to the Public

Rights Under Title VI Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, or national origin in accordance with Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes that she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with our agency. Any such complaint must be in writing and filed with this agency within 180 days following the date of the alleged discriminatory occurrence. For information on our nondiscrimination obligations or how to file a complaint, please contact Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation by any of the methods listed below. Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation (847) 966-5522 (847) 966-8340 If this information is needed in another language, please contact us.

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