(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:
Note the date the County receives the written request;
Compute the date on which the period for response will expire and make a notation of that date on the written request;
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
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.