STATE OF ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES RESPONSE FOR FOIA REQUEST FOR ARMED SECURITY GUARD 11-1-2019

STATE OF ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES ARMED GUARD FOIA REQUEST 11-1-2019

November 1, 2019

VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL

RE: Freedom of Information Act Request No. 19-1038, Adams

Dear Ms. Adams:

This correspondence responds to your request for public records pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which the Illinois Department of Human Services received on October 25, 2019.  Your request seeks the following:

“I am requesting a electronic and physical FOIA Request for 2017 armed security services at the Kankakee County FCRC Hub located at 255 N. Schuyler Avenue, Kankakee, Illinois, 60901. I am requesting whom delegated vendors (within State Of Illinois and outside of the State Of Illinois) the appointment of armed security guards at the Kankakee County FCRC Hub?  The agencies used for the security services; the names of the company (s).  The names of all parties of management and external parties whom delegated and authorized the armed security guards. The timeframe the armed guards were utilized for the Kankakee County FCRC HUB office in FY 2017. I am requesting a copy of all the vendors, contracts, contract numbers, names of State Of Illinois Government Personnel, Department Of Human Services whom authorized the contracts and placement of the armed security guards at the Kankakee County FCRC HUB for FY 2018”

Please note, the Illinois Department of Central Management (ICMS) is responsible for maintaining the contract information you seek.  As a result, and after a diligent search, the Illinois Department of Human Services does not maintain records responsive to your request.  Please feel free to direct your inquiry to ICMS by following the instructions posted below:

https://www2.illinois.gov/cms/Pages/ContactUs.aspx

To the extent you consider any portion of this response to be an improper denial of your FOIA request, you have a right to seek review by writing to the Public Access Counselor (PAC) at the following address:

Public Access Counselor

Office of the Attorney General

500 South 2nd Street

Springfield, Illinois 62706

Fax: 217-782-1396

E-Mail: publicaccess@atg.state.il.us

If you choose to file a Request for Review with the PAC, you must do so within 60 calendar days of the date of this letter. 5 ILCS 140/9.5(a). Please note that you must include a copy of your original FOIA request and this response when filing a Request for Review with the PAC. You also have the right to seek judicial review of this response. 5 ILCS 140/11.

Thank you for your interest in the Illinois Department of Human Services.

FOIA Officer,

Illinois Department of Human Services

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