Freedom of Information Act Requests

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a state statute that provides the public the right to access government documents and records. The law provides that a person can ask a public body for a copy of its records on a specific subject and the public body must provide those records, unless there is an exemption in the statute that protects those records from disclosure (for example, records containing a person’s “private information”).

FOIA requests for inspection or copies may be submitted in writing via personal delivery, mail, fax, or email, directed to:

Maine Township
ATTN: FOIA Officer
1700 Ballard Road
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Phone: 847-297-2510 x222
Fax: 847-297-1335

Please provide as much information as possible on the subject matter to help expedite the search process. For your convenience, you may submit a FOIA request using our automated form but are not required to do so. Within five business days of receipt of the request, Maine Township will respond in one of the following ways:

  1. Inform you of when and where the records may be inspected or how a copy may be obtained
  2. State that more time is needed to fulfill the request, the reason for the delay and when the response or denial will be available (the response or denial will be made within an additional five business days, unless otherwise agreed by the requester)
  3. Deny the request, or part of the request, and state the reasons for denial

Designated FOIA Officers

  • Wiesia Tytko, Chief Deputy Clerk
  • Laura J. Morask, Supervisor
  • Kimberly Jones, Trustee

Fees for Copying

  • From the copy machine: $0.15 per page (after the first 50 pages for black and white, letter or legal sized)
  • Oversized copies: Actual cost
  • Color copies: Actual cost
  • Certifying a document: $1.00

Facts About Maine Township

Founded in 1850, Maine Township is the oldest unit of local government in the area. Its boundaries include parts of Park Ridge, Des Plaines, Niles, Glenview, Morton Grove, and Rosemont. Maine Township’s goal is to improve the quality of life for its residents by providing services, general assistance, information, and programs in a fiscally responsible and professional manner.

Maine Township proudly serves its 135,000 residents by way of the following offices and departments:

  • Assessor
  • Clerk
  • Code Enforcement
  • Emergency Management
  • Food Pantry
  • General Assistance
  • Highway
  • MaineStay Youth & Family Services
  • MaineStreamers
  • Recovery Connection

As of March 1, 2019, Maine Township employs 33 full-time employees, 14 part-time employees, and 5 seasonal employees at Town Hall located at 1700 Ballard Road, Park Ridge, IL 60068. The Maine Township Highway Department employs 6 full-time employees at its offices located at 1401 Redeker Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016. The Office of Emergency Management employs 1 part-time employee at its offices located at 1387 Redeker Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016. The FY 2019-2020 operating budget is $4,613,801 for the General Town Fund, $604,022 for the General Assistance Fund, and $750,965 for the Road District.

The highly qualified and dedicated Elected Officials of Maine Township are:

  • Laura J. Morask, Supervisor
  • Peter Gialamas, Clerk
  • Susan Moylan Krey, Assessor
  • Walter Kazmierczak, Highway Commissioner
  • Kimberly Jones, Trustee
  • David A. Carrabotta, Esq., Trustee
  • Claire R. McKenzie, Trustee
  • Susan Kelly Sweeney, Trustee