General Information • FOIA Requests


The Wheaton Park District Complies With the Standards Set by the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Requests made under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to review or obtain copies of public records held by Wheaton Park District will be processed as quickly as possible. FOIA Requests may be submited by email, mail, fax or drop-off. For fax, letter or drop-off submissions, you may click on the file below to print a form for submission.

FOIA Request Form (PDF)
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Requests should be directed to:

Michael Benard
Chief FOIA Officer
Wheaton Park District
102 E. Wesley St.
Wheaton, IL 60187

Fax Number: 630-665-5880
E-mail: mbenard@wheatonparks.org

The Deputy FOIA Officer is Donna Siciliano. She is located at the same address, phone number, fax number listed above for the Chief FOIA Officer. To contact the Deputy FOIA Officer by email, please click here. The Deputy FOIA Officer will respond in the event the Chief FOIA Officer is unavailable.

How the Process Works

After a FOIA Request submission is received, the Chief FOIA Officer or Deputy will respond within five (5) business days with the requested materials unless a request is denied or an extension is required. If a request is denied, partially denied or an extension is required, the requesting party will be notified in writing. If a request is denied, there is an appeals process. Please be sure to retain a copy of your request, if you need to file a review, you will need to submit a copy of your request.

You may opt to inspect original documents at the Wheaton Park District's Administrative Office at 102 E. Welsey St., Wheaton, IL or you may request copies. There is no charge for the first 50 pages of black and white letter or legal sized copies. There is a $0.15 charge for each additional page.

Please note:

  • The public has a right to information produced by their government with certain privacy limitations (5ILCS 140/1).
  • When you submit a FOIA request, your information becomes public record and your request may be posted online.

Additional Information:
The following information is available for viewing online, a FOIA Request form is not required to access this information.