Request #17-703
1) This is a request for the verbatim record or minutes of the "closed" Evanston City Council meetings on September 6th, September 11th, and October 16th 2017. At each of tyhe three listed City Council meetings, either a voice vote (and not the vote of each member on the question of holding a meeting closed to the public, as required by 5 ILCS120/2A was taken, no citation as to the specigic exception contained(s) in Section 2 of the Act was publicly disclosed at the time of the vote, and/or neither the vote of each member nor the citation as to the specific exception was entered into the minutes of the meeting.

2) All document(s) that show what officers, members, or officers of the City of Evanston that have been designated to complete the annual OMA training as required by 5ILCS 120/1.05 (a)

3) Copies of the successful completion of the required OMA training required for all members of the Evanston City Council as specified in 5 ILCS5/1.05 (b)

A public meeting improperly closed to the public contrary to the procedures in Section 2a is required to be an open meeting, the minutes or verbatim record of which are required to be available to the public. This is not a request for any commercial purpose. As this information is in the public interest, a waiver of any fees is requested.


October 23, 2017 via email


November 6, 2017




Timothy Schoolmaster





Point of Contact

Devon Reid

Request Published Public
March 26, 2019, 9:22pm by Devon Reid, City Clerk
Request Closed   Hide Public

Denied: Partial

Your Request has been denied in part. The records for which Your Request is denied and granted are detailed below:

 (a) Your Request is denied as to the following records (the “Specified Records”): Request number 1 for Executive Session records is denied pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(l).

(b) Your Request is granted in part as the following records (the “Approved Records”):

Available OMA certifications are attached.

You have a right to appeal this decision within 60 days to Sarah Pratt, Acting Public Access Counselor, Office of the Illinois Attorney General, 500 S. 2nd Street, Springfield, Illinois 62706, (phone number 1-877-299-FOIA) or to seek judicial review under Section 11 of FOIA, 5 ILCS 140/11.

November 6, 2017, 5:42pm by Devon Reid
Document(s) Released Public
November 6, 2017, 5:37pm by Devon Reid
Due Date Changed Public
11/06/2017 (was 10/30/2017). 5 day extension requested.
October 30, 2017, 3:37pm by Bobby Burns, Interim Deputy Clerk
Department Assignment Public
Added: Legal.
October 27, 2017, 11:10am by Eduardo Gomez, Deputy City Clerk
Request Opened Public
Request received via email
October 24, 2017, 2:32pm by Anthony Pierce, Social Policy Intern