Freedom of Information Act

The Will County State’s Attorney’s Office is providing the following information in conformance with the Freedom of Information Act 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq.

 

PURPOSE

The purpose of the State’s Attorney’s Office is set forth by state statute at 55 ILCS 5/3-9005 which states:

Sec. 3 9005. Powers and duties of State's attorney.
(a) The duty of each State's attorney shall be:
(1) To commence and prosecute all actions, suits, indictments and prosecutions, civil and criminal, in the circuit court for his county, in which the people of the State or county may be concerned. (2) To prosecute all forfeited bonds and recognizances, and all actions and proceedings for the recovery of debts, revenues, moneys, fines, penalties and forfeitures accruing to the State or his county, or to any school district or road district in his county; also, to prosecute all suits in his county against railroad or transportation companies, which may be prosecuted in the name of the People of the State of Illinois. (3) To commence and prosecute all actions and proceedings brought by any county officer in his official capacity. (4) To defend all actions and proceedings brought against his county, or against any county or State officer, in his official capacity, within his county. (5) To attend the examination of all persons brought before any judge on habeas corpus, when the prosecution is in his county. (6) To attend before judges and prosecute charges of felony or misdemeanor, for which the offender is required to be recognized to appear before the circuit court, when in his power so to do. (7) To give his opinion, without fee or reward, to any county officer in his county, upon any question or law relating to any criminal or other matter, in which the people or the county may be concerned. (8) To assist the attorney general whenever it may be necessary, and in cases of appeal from his county to the Supreme Court, to which it is the duty of the attorney general to attend, he shall furnish the attorney general at least 10 days before such is due to be filed, a manuscript of a proposed statement, brief and argument to be printed and filed on behalf of the people, prepared in accordance with the rules of the Supreme Court. However, if such brief, argument or other document is due to be filed by law or order of court within this 10 day period, then the State's attorney shall furnish such as soon as may be reasonable. (9) To pay all moneys received by him in trust, without delay, to the officer who by law is entitled to the custody thereof. (10) To notify, by first class mail, complaining witnesses of the ultimate disposition of the cases arising from an indictment or an information. (11) To perform such other and further duties as may, from time to time, be enjoined on him by law. (12) To appear in all proceedings by collectors of taxes against delinquent taxpayers for judgments to sell real estate, and see that all the necessary preliminary steps have been legally taken to make the judgment legal and binding. (13) To notify, by first class mail, the State Superintendent of Education, the applicable regional superintendent of schools, and the superintendent of the employing school district or the chief school administrator of the employing nonpublic school, if any, upon the conviction of any individual known to possess a certificate issued pursuant to Article 21 of the School Code of any offense set forth in Section 21 23a of the School Code or any other felony conviction, providing the name of the certificate holder, the fact of the conviction, and the name and location of the court where the conviction occurred. The certificate holder must also be contemporaneously sent a copy of the notice.

 

Organizational Chart

 

OFFICE LOCATIONS

The Will County State’s Attorney’s Office is housed in three different buildings.

Administration, Felony Division, Forfeitures, Financial Crimes Unit, Investigations and Civil Division are located on the 5th, 6th and 7th floors of the Will County Court Annex Building, 57 North Ottawa Street, Joliet, Illinois 60432.

 

Misdemeanor Division, Drug Unit, Domestic Crimes Unit, Victim Witness Unit, Drug Court and the Complaint Office are located at 121 North Chicago Street, Joliet, Illinois 60432.

 

Juvenile Division is located at the River Valley Justice Center 3200-3210 West McDonough Street, Joliet, Illinois 60432.

 

EMPLOYEES/BUDGET

The Will County State’s Attorney’s Office employees approximately 125 employees including 122 full time employees and 3 part-time employees. The approximate cumulative budget for FY-10 is $13,162,425.

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUESTS

Although Freedom of Information Act requests may be submitted via facsimile, e-mail through the Will County State’s Attorney’s website at www.willcountysao.com, the Office encourages the public to submit their requests via U.S. mail, hand delivery or courier to the following address: Will County State’s Attorney’s Office, Civil Division, 57 North Ottawa Street, Suite 501, Joliet Illinois, 60432. The following are the Will County State’s Attorney’s designated Freedom of Information Officers:

Keith Aeschliman

Matt Guzman

Lyle Koester


Philip Mock
Mary Tatroe

 

FEES

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act the Will County State’s Attorney will charge the following fees:

 

If a specific fee is set by statute the statutory fee will be charged.

Black and White copies (legal or letter size): No fee for the first 50 pages, $0.15 for each additional printed page
Color copies: 8 ½ x11 One sided $.14 per print Two-sided $.25 per print
8 ½ x14 One sided $.15 per print Two-sided $.26 per print
8 ½ x17 One sided $.16 per print Two-sided $.27 per print
CD’s plus envelope: $0.25
Certification: $1.00 per record
Non-standard sized copies or those that must be commercially reproduced: Actual cost

Due to the sensitive nature of the information handled by this office, all requests under the Freedom of Information Act must be reviewed by the designated Freedom of Information Officers. No documents will be made available until that review is completed within the time period allotted under the Freedom of Information Act.

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