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FOIA Request Information


Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

FOIA is the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. Under Illinois Freedom of Information ACT (5ILCS 140), records in possession of public agencies may be accessed by the public upon written request. Pursuant to 5ILCS 140, Section 2(c), a public record is any records, reports, forms, writings, letters, memoranda, books, papers, maps, photographs, cards, tapes., recordings, electronic data processing records, recorded information and all other documentary materials, regardless of physical form or characteristics, having prepared, or having been or being used, received, possessed, or under the control of any public body. Records that are not subject to release via FOIA process include confidential and trade secret information.


How to File a FOIA Request with CareerTEC

All requests to inspect and/or obtain a copy of CareerTEC records must be made in writing. FOIA

requests can be made to the following FOIA Officers for CareerTEC / Education for Employment #220:


Jody Ackerman, Bookkeeper

2037 W. Galena Ave.

Freeport, IL   61032-3004

Email – Jody.ackerman@fsd145.org

Fax – 815-235-8050

Phone – 815-232-0709


Colleen Mills, Admin. Asst. to Director

2037 W. Galena Ave.

Freeport, IL   61032-3004

Email – colleen.mills@fsd145.org

Fax – 815-235-8050

Phone – 815-232-0709


Brian Greene, System Director

2037 W. Galena Ave.

Freeport, IL   61032-3004

Email – brian.greene@fsd145.org

Fax – 815-235-8050

Phone – 815-232-0709


Copying Fees

If the requested records are 50 pages, or less, in length, the pages will be copied and mailed to the requester. If the records exceed 50 pages, each additional copy will cost 15 cents per page.


Operating Budget

The total amount of CareerTEC operating budget for FY24 is $1,400,000


CareerTEC has 2 office locations

2037 W. Galena Ave.

Freeport  IL 61032


St. John’s Church

101 S. Park Blvd.

Freeport  IL


Number of employees

 7 full-time & 2 part-time


CareerTEC Board of Control

Nik Butenhoff

Kurt Albertstett

Anna Alvarado

Julie Katzenberger

Carl Carlson

Mike Schiffman