FOIA & Transparency

Open Meetings Act / FOIA

Open Meetings Act

Concerning Public Employee Compensation & Benefits

Effective January 1, 2012, the Illinois State Legislature adopted a new law that requires the following:

  1. Within six days of approving its budget, an IMRF employer must post the total compensation package for each employee receiving a total compensation package that exceeds $75,000 a year.
  2. At least six days before an IMRF employer approves an employee’s total compensation package that will equal or exceed $150,000 a year, the employer must post the total compensation package for that employee.

The term “total compensation package” is defined as the “payment by the employer to the employee for salary, health insurance, a housing allowance, a vehicle allowance, a clothing allowance, bonuses, loans, vacation days granted, and sick days granted.”

The Highwood Library & Community Center has six employees who receive over $75,000, as defined above. Details are also available by request to the FOIA Officer, the Library Director.

Freedom of Information Act Policy & FOIA Request Form

Freedom of Information

The Library Director is the designated Freedom of Information Act Officer.  The Director may be reached at

To contact the FOIA officer by phone, please call (847) 432-5404.

IMRF Employer Cost and Participation Information

As an IMRF employer with a website, we are required to post a link to the IMRF “Employer Cost & Participant Information” webpage.