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OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL


STATE OF ILLINOIS

Lisa Madigan
ATTORNEY GENERAL

March 9, 2015

VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL


Mr. Peter M. Heimlich

3630 River Hollow Run


Duluth, Georgia 30096

peter.heimlich @gmail. com


RE:

Freedom of Information Act Request

2015 FOIA 033901


Dear Mr. Heimlich:

This will confirm our telephone conversation of March 2, 2015, regarding a


Freedom

of

submitted

Information Act (FOIA) ( 5 ILCS 140/ 1

to the Office

of

the Illinois

Attorney

seq. ( West 2012)) request that you


General. Specifically, your request dated
et

and

received by this office on March 2, 2015, seeks " copies of any and all records maintained by the
Attorney General' s office, including the Charitable Trust Bureau, dating from July 9, 2010 to the
present. This request includes, but is not limited to, reports and correspondence."
Per our conversation, you have clarified that your request seeks to confirm
whether this office' s investigation of Save- A-Life Foundation is' Open. If the investigation is
open, you indicated that you would like to receive a letter from thisoffice to that effect. If the

investigation is closed, you would like to receive copies of the requested records.
Your request for records is denied pursuant to sections, 7( I)( d)( i) and 7( 1)( d)( ii) of
FOIA ( 5 ILCS 140/ 7( 1)( d)( i), ( ii) ( West 2013

Supp.)). Section 7( 1)( d)( i) prohibits the disclosure


of"[ r] ecords in the possession of any public body created * * *
for law enforcement purposes
to the extent that disclosure would unavoidably * * * interfere with pending or actually and
reasonably contemplated law enforcement proceedings conducted by any law enforcement * * *
agency that is the recipient of the request." Some records are being withheld because they
contain information that relates to an open investigation and pending law enforcement
proceedings. Accordingly, some records are exempt from disclosure.

500 South Second Street, Springfield, Illinois 62706 (


100 West Randolph Street, Chicago, Illinois 60601 (
601 South

University Avenue,

217) 782- 1090


312) 814- 3000

Suite 102, Carbondale, Illinois 62901 (

TTY:( 877) 844- 5461


TTY:( 800) 964- 3013

618) 529- 6400

Fax:( 217) 782- 7046

Fax:( 312) 814- 3806

TTY:( 877) 675- 9339

Fax:( 618) 529- 6416

Peter M. Heimlich

March 9, 2015
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Section 7( 1)( d)( ii)


of

any

would

public

body

created * * *

unavoidably * * *

of

FOIA

for law

prohibits

the disclosure

enforcement purposes * * *

of"[

r] ecords in the possession

to the extent that disclosure

interfere with active administrative enforcement proceedings conducted

that is the

recipient of the request[.]"


by
body
Some records are being withheld
because they contain information that relates to open administrative enforcement proceedings.
Accordingly, some records are exempt from disclosure.

the

public

The persons responsible for this denial are Brent Stratton, Chief Deputy Attorney
General, and the undersigned. You have a right to have the denial of your request reviewed by
the Public Access Counselor ( PAC)

140/ 9. 5(

a) (

West 2012),

Office

Attorney General. 5 ILCS


as amended by Public Act 98- 1129, effective December 3, 2014. You
at

the

of

the Illinois

may file your request for review with the PAC by writing to:
Sarah Pratt
Public Access Counselor

Office of the Illinois Attorney General


500 South 2nd Street

Springfield, Illinois 62706


Fax: ( 217) 782- 1396

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 denial letter. 5 ILCS 140/ 9. 5(

a) (

West 2012),

as amended by

Public Act 98- 1129, effective December 3, 2014. Please note that you must include a copy of
your original FOIA request and of this denial letter when filing a request for review with the
PAC.

You also have the right to judicial review of your denial by filing suit in the
appropriate Illinois court. 5 ILCS 140/ 11 ( West 2012).

Should you have any questions or if my understanding of our conversation is


incorrect, please contact me at ( 312) 814- 1493.

Very truly yours,

CAITLIN Q. KNUTTE
Assistant Attorney General
FOIA Officer