OPEN MEETING ACT/FOIA
In compliance with the Open Meeting Act, you may obtain SWSRA financial statements and audits, including total compensation packages for employees. Please call the SWSRA Business Manager during office hours at 708-389-9423 to set up an appointment.
FOIA is the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, under the Illinois Freedom of Information at (5 ILCS 140/1 et. Seq.) Records in possession of public agencies may be accessed by the public upon written request.
The following are links to many documents available on the SWSRA website which you may download at this time (no FOIA request required):
Board Meeting Agendas/Minutes
Requests for documents, in accordance with the State of Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5ILCS 140), must be submitted in writing and directed to the Freedom of Information Officer at the following address:
"Freedom of Information Officer, Lori Chesna, Executive Director or Dawn Kehoe, Alternate Officer – FOIA Request".
Send to: 12521 S. Kostner Avenue, Alsip, IL 60803
SWSRA may require a fee for producing copies of requested documents at a rate of 15 cents, per page copied, (after the first 50 pages regular size and black & white), in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (5ILCS 140/6). (Odd size documents and color copies will be charged accordingly.)
What happens after I submit a request?
The Illinois Freedom of Information Act requires agencies to respond in five business days after receipt of a request. A five-day extension is allowed with written notification to the requester.
If the requested records are 50 pages or less in length, the pages will be copied (regular size and black & white and the requester will be called regarding when the documents are ready to be picked up. (If the documents are mailed, the postage will need to be reimbursed before the documents would be mailed to the requester.) If the records exceed 50 pages, the requester will be informed of the duplication cost before copied.