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
Email: wtytko@mainetown.com

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 – provides assistance with property tax assessment appeals and exemptions
  • Clerk – a central location for voter registration, passports, and refuse sticker purchases
  • Code Enforcement – monitors compliance with local code ordinances in unincorporated area
  • Emergency Management – provides resources and expertise in responding to local emergencies
  • Food Pantry – provides food and holiday meals to needy families
  • General Assistance – assists financially distressed residents by providing temporary financial assistance and advocacy services
  • Highway – services and maintains roads in unincorporated area
  • MaineStreamers – provides a variety of activities, trips, and recreational programs for seniors
  • MaineStay Youth & Family Services – provides affordable strength-based counseling, psychiatric services, psychoeducational groups, and programs for at-risk youth
  • Recovery Connection – connects young adults in recovery with each other through weekly meetings, social events, and community resources

As of March 1, 2020, Maine Township employs 29 full-time employees and 12 part-time 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 2020-2021 operating budget is $4,190,772 for the General Town Fund, $612,106 for the General Assistance Fund, and $717,178 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