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The Thorn Creek Basin Sanitary District, a municipal corporation, is a special purpose governmental agency that provides wastewater treatment service to approximately 100,000 people. The office and treatment works are located at 700 West End Avenue, Chicago Heights, Illinois, 60411.

Current trustees:
Bernadette M Morrison, President-Treasurer
Francisco Perez, Vice President
Raymond C. Robertson, Clerk

Corporate counsel for the District:
Eric Stach

FOIA Officer:
Jennifer A Hindel

The District has 27 full time employees and 3 part time employees organized according to the following chart:


All FOIA requests are fundamental obligations of Thorn Creek Basin Sanitary District and is a primary duty of the District.  The presumption is that records are open to inspection and copying.

FOIA requests will be in compliance with Public Act 96-0542 and the response time will be within 5 business days after the receipt of the request.  If the request cannot be fulfilled due to reasons listed in ILCS 140/3 (e) the response can be extended for no more than 5 business days unless agreement is reached in writing between Thorn Creek Basin Sanitary District and the requester.  Day 1 is considered to be the day after the receipt of the request.  Response for commercial purposes will have a 21 business day response time.

Please make your requests for inspection or copies in writing and submit via personal delivery, mail, telefax, or other means available to (see below).  The purpose of the request is not necessary unless it is to determine whether the records are for a commercial purpose or whether to grant a request for a fee waiver.  The Thorn Creek Basin Sanitary District FOIA Officer will review all requests.

Click here for an Optional FOIA Request Form

Immediately available documents include:


Requests for information should be addressed to:

Thorn Creek Basin Sanitary District
700 West End Avenue
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
708-754-0525

  or

e-mail:  FOIA@thorncreekbasin.org

Cost of reproduction:
The first 50 pages of black-and-white:  no charge for legal or letter size paper. After 50 pages of b&w legal or letter size paper:  $0.15 per page. Color & other than letter or legal size paper:  Actual cost for reproducing the records.

General Information:

Attorney General Website

Public Act 096-0542

FAQ by the Public

FAQ by Public Bodies

700 West End Avenue, Chicago Heights, IL 60411

Phone: 708-754-0525

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Fax: 708-754-3940