The Coun­ty shall respond to a request for records to be used for a com­mer­cial pur­pose with­in twen­­ty-one (21) work­ing days after receipt.  The response shall (1) pro­vide to the per­son mak­ing the request an esti­mate of the time required by the Coun­ty to pro­vide the records request­ed and an esti­mate of the fees to be charged, which the Coun­ty may require the per­son to pay in full before copy­ing the request­ed doc­u­ments, (2) deny the request pur­suant to one (1) or more of the exemp­tions set out in the Free­dom of Infor­ma­tion Act, 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq., (3) noti­fy the per­son mak­ing the request that the request is undu­ly bur­den­some and extend an oppor­tu­ni­ty to the per­son mak­ing the request to attempt to reduce the request to man­age­able por­tions, or (4) pro­vide the records requested.

Unless the records are exempt from dis­clo­sure, the Coun­ty shall com­ply with a com­mer­cial request with­in a rea­son­able peri­od con­sid­er­ing the size and com­plex­i­ty of the request, and giv­ing pri­or­i­ty to records request­ed for non-com­mer­­cial purposes.

It is unlaw­ful for a per­son to know­ing­ly obtain a pub­lic record for a com­mer­cial pur­pose with­in dis­clos­ing that it is for a com­mer­cial pur­pose, and any per­son obtain­ing a pub­lic record for com­mer­cial pur­pose with­out dis­clos­ing that it is for a com­mer­cial pur­pose shall be fined in accor­dance with the Coun­ty Code.