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The Freedom of Information Act, 096-0542, is the Illinois Statute governing the inspection of public records. This Act provides for public inspection of records in the possession of the City of Peru. Exemptions also are provided to insure the confidentiality of certain records. The Act went into effect on Jan. 1, 2010.

To Make a FOIA Request-General
Before you complete a Freedom of Information request, please check the City's website for the information that you're seeking. Use the search tool if you're looking for information pertaining to a specific subject. If you can't find what you're looking for, Submit a FOIA (preferred method). Written requests can be delivered to the FOIA Officer Stephanie Piscia by email at [email protected], by fax at (815) 223-9489, or in-person/mail at: City of Peru Clerk's Office at 1901 4th Street, Peru, IL 61354.

To Make a FOIA Request-Police Department
For police department specific records, please submit your request here (preferred method). Written requests can be delivered to the Police Department FOIA Officer Michelle Wagner by email at [email protected], by fax (815) 223-2267, or in-person/mail at: Peru Police Department at 2650 N. Peoria Street, Peru, IL 61354.

The City/Police Department will respond within five business days after the request is received (starting with the first business day after a request is received). In cases where additional time is necessary, a letter or communication will be sent within the five business day period. Any written request after business hours (normal business hours are considered to be 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (General FOIA) and 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Police Department FOIA) Mondays through Fridays, holidays excepted) will be considered received on the next business day.

First 50 pages: No fee
51 pages and more: $0.15 per page
All other requests requiring outside duplication shall be charged the actual cost for the duplication.

FOIA Request Form
(Printable form only. Fillable form can be located at top of article)

ILCS 140/ Freedom of Information Act