What is the Freedom of Information Act?

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a law that gives you the right to access information from the federal government. It is often described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their government.

All Illinois municipalities – including the City of Sesser – fall under the provisions of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. Persons wishing to view or obtain copies of City records must submit a written request or email a request to foia@sesser.org to view and/or receive copies of records. Mayor Ashmore is the Freedom of Information Officer of the City of Sesser.

The City has five working days to provide the records. Certain records are exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. If the records are exempt, the requestor will be provided with the specific provision(s) in the Freedom of Information Act which makes them exempt.

For more information regarding the FOIA, visit the FOIA website.

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