Request #20-37

January 13, 2020

Dear Evanston FOIA Officer,

I’m writing in order to file a public records request in accordance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act and City of Evanston FOIA Policy, effective January 1, 2010. The act states that “pursuant to the fundamental philosophy of the American constitutional form of government, it is declared to be the public policy of the State of Illinois that all persons are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts and policies of those who represent them as public officials and public employees consistent with the terms of this Act.” (§ 5 ILCS 140/1)

As such, I am requesting access to the following public records:

  • All raw data of Evanston lead testing from 1990 to 2002, as summarized in Evanston’s annual Consumer Confidence Reports, under the Lead and Copper Rule of 1991, including but not limited to the address of each sample site and lead level (parts per billion) of each sample site. No sample site shall be excluded from the raw data.

By law, the City of Evanston must respond to this request within five working days. Please notify me within five working days if an extension is required, preferably by email (Evanston FOIA § 1-C-3). Please deliver this information electronically as to avoid unnecessary reproduction costs (Evanston FOIA § 1-C-5). As this request does not include personally-identifying information and is therefore not an invasion of personal privacy, it is not exempt from release (§ 5 ILCS 140/7). This request is not for commercial purposes (Evanston FOIA § 1-C-4). 

Many thanks,
Heena Srivastava
On behalf of The Daily Northwestern | (630) 479-1551


January 13, 2020 via web


January 22, 2020


Public Works


Heena Srivastava





Point of Contact

Devon Reid

Request Closed Public

Fulfilled - No Redactions

We released all of the requested documents pursuant to your FOIA Request.

January 16, 2020, 10:44am by Eduardo Gomez, Deputy City Clerk
Document(s) Released to Requester Public
FOIA Lead data 2002.pdf
FOIA Lead data 1999.pdf
FOIA Lead data 1998.pdf
FOIA Lead data 1997.pdf
FOIA Lead May 92 Nov 92 June 93.pdf
January 16, 2020, 10:44am by Eduardo Gomez, Deputy City Clerk
Department Assignment Public
Public Works
January 13, 2020, 9:53pm
Request Opened Public
Request received via web
January 13, 2020, 9:53pm