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Hawthorn District 73 works to maintain transparent processes and open communications with the community. As part of that effort, Hawthorn District 73 makes a variety of information available on this website as well as at District Office. We also work to maintain compliance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which outlines how public organizations and their communities should share information.

FOIA Request Process

With regard to FOIA, requests for public records must be made in writing. A “Request for Access to Public Records” form is available for your convenience. Requests may also be made via email. If submitting a paper copy request, please send or deliver it to the following address.

Freedom of Information Officer
Hawthorn District 73 Office
841 West End Court
Vernon Hills, IL 60061

Ph: 847-990-4200
Fax: 847-367-3290

The Illinois FOIA does allow for the assessment of fees as follows: No fees shall be charged for the first 50 pages of black and white, letter or legal sized copies requested. After the first 50 pages, the fee for black and white, letter or legal sized copies shall be $0.15 per page. Actual cost will be charged for other documents not of standard size and for the recording medium (e.g. compact disk, tape, DVD). The District may waive or reduce fees if the person requesting the records states the specific purpose for the request and indicates that a waiver or reduction of fees is in the public interest.

FOIA Resources
FOIA Notice FOIA notice including a brief description of Hawthorn District 73, types of records maintained by the District, and procedure for requesting records. Download
Organization Chart Provided in support of Hawthorn’s FOIA Notice (Exhibit A). Download
FOIA Request Form Not required to make a request but rather is provided as a convenience. Download
Illinois Attorney General Information about the the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140/1) Visit Website