(A) The Coun­ty Admin­is­tra­tive Assis­tant is here­by des­ig­nat­ed to act as Free­dom of Infor­ma­tion Offi­cer.  The Offi­cer shall receive requests sub­mit­ted to the Coun­ty under the Free­dom of Infor­ma­tion Act, insure that the Coun­ty responds to requests in a time­ly fash­ion, and issue respons­es under the Free­dom of Infor­ma­tion Act.  The Free­dom of Infor­ma­tion offi­cer shall devel­op a list of doc­u­ments or cat­e­gories of records that the Coun­ty shall imme­di­ate­ly dis­close upon request.

(B) Upon receiv­ing a request for a pub­lic record, the Free­dom of Infor­ma­tion Offi­cer shall:

  1. Note the date the Coun­ty receives the writ­ten request;
  2. Com­pute the date on which the peri­od for response will expire and make a nota­tion of that date on the writ­ten request;
  3. Main­tain an elec­tron­ic or paper copy of the writ­ten request includ­ing all doc­u­ments sub­mit­ted with the request until the request has been com­plied with or denied; and
  4. Cre­ate a file for the reten­tion of the orig­i­nal request, a copy of the response, a record of writ­ten com­mu­ni­ca­tions with the per­son mak­ing the request, and a copy of oth­er com­mu­ni­ca­tions regard­ing the request.

(C) The Free­dom of Infor­ma­tion Act offi­cers shall suc­cess­ful­ly com­plete an elec­tron­ic train­ing cur­ricu­lum to be devel­oped by the Pub­lic Access Coun­selor in the office of the Attor­ney Gen­er­al of the State of Illi­nois and there­after suc­cess­ful­ly com­plete an annu­al train­ing pro­gram.  There­after when a new Free­dom of Infor­ma­tion offi­cer is des­ig­nat­ed by the Coun­ty, that per­son shall suc­cess­ful­ly com­plete the elec­tron­ic train­ing cur­ricu­lum with­in thir­ty (30) days after assum­ing the posi­tion.  Suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of the required train­ing cur­ricu­lum with­in the peri­ods pro­vid­ed shall be a pre­req­ui­site to con­tin­ue serv­ing as a Free­dom of Infor­ma­tion officer.