The Village of Lake Villa maintains rules and regulations implementing the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) which provide procedures, instructions, and forms for obtaining Village public records.
All requests for public records must be submitted to the Village in writing via personal delivery, mail, fax, e-mail, etc. The Village encourages submitting requests using the convenient on-line services form or the FOIA Request Form which is also available at the Village Hall. The Village will respond to each written request in a manner consistent with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. In order to expedite the search for the records, please be as specific as possible.
Copies of public records will be provided upon payment of a copying fee, if applicable, as provided in Section IV(b) of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140/4(b). If requested, copies of public records will be mailed after the Village receives payment of the actual cost of postage and copying.
Requests and other communication regarding Village records relating to a request to inspect, copy, or certify public records, all requests for copies of the FOIA Rules, and all requests for any other information relating to the Village’s implementation of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act must be directed to:
Freedom of Information Officer
Village of Lake Villa
65 Cedar Avenue
P.O. Box 519
Lake Villa, IL 60046
The Village of Lake Villa is a municipality organized under the Constitution and Laws of the State of Illinois. The Village operations include police protection and public order, control over building and construction, public buildings, streets and public ways, and operation of water and sewer systems. The fiscal year 2015/2016 operating budget is $6,866,967.
Village offices are located at: 65 Cedar Avenue, Lake Villa, Illinois, 60046. The Village employs 33 full-time employees.
Village Board consist of Mayor Frank Loffredo; Trustees Scott Bartlett, Kathy Battistone, Karen Harms, Kevin Kruckeberg, James McDonald, and Jeff Nielsen; and Village Clerk Alyce Brownlee
Committee of the Whole: Mayor and Trustees
Planning Commission: Robert Streicher, Gary Thompson, Jay Cribb, Jerry Coia, Robert Frank, and Glenn McCollum
Police and Fire Commission: William Burns, Rich Coles, and Tom O'Reilly
Police Pension Board: Joe Lapera Jr., Mike Gardiner, Mark Fragale, David Dykstra, and Gerald Christians
Economic Development Commission: Robert Frank, Bill Stanley, Tom Crichton, Joyce Henneberry, Terry Beadle, Greta Berna, Ted Nielsen, Cliff Ewert, and Connie Olker
Zoning Board of Appeals: Vern Witkowski, Craig Kressner, Dan Lincoln, Mary Konrad, Jake Cramond, Kimberly Henning, and Allena Barbato
The Village has the following general categories of records, which are available as required by the Freedom of Information Act: minutes, ordinances, resolutions, Building Department files, Police Department records, general information files. Requests for public records should be directed to the Freedom of Information Officer at the Village Hall, 65 Cedar Avenue, Lake Villa, Illinois, and may be obtained by filling out a Freedom of Information Act request for information form. The fee for copies of public records is reproductive charge: $.15 per page for photo-copying (first 50 pages free).