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Ethics Information

The Village of Tinley Park recognizes that the proper operation of a democratic government requires that public officials of the Village be independent, impartial and transparent in their conduct of public business and responsible to the Village and its residents in order to serve and protect the public health, safety and welfare.

Abstentions and Disclosures
Any elected or appointed official who has any financial interest distinguishable from that of the general public or elected or appointed officials in any matter pending before the Village Board or any board committee or commission, or from which he or she has derived any income or compensation during the preceding 12 months or from which he or she reasonably expects to derive any income or compensation in the following 12 months, shall publicly disclose the nature and extent of such interest on the records of proceedings of the Village Board, and shall also notify the Village Clerk of such interest within 96 hours of delivery by the Village Clerk to the member, of the introduction of any ordinance, resolution, order or other matter to be considered by the Village Board, or as soon thereafter as the member is or should be aware of such potential conflict of interest.

The Village Clerk shall make such disclosures available for public inspection and copying immediately upon receipt. The board member disclosing such information shall abstain from voting on the matter but shall be counted present for purposes of a quorum. The obligation to report a potential conflict of interest under this subsection arises as soon as the member of the Village Board is or should be aware of such potential conflict.

(5 ILCS 140/7) (from Ch. 116, par. 207)
Sec. 7. Exemptions
(1) When a request is made to inspect or copy a public record that contains information that is exempt from disclosure under this Section, but also contains information that is not exempt from disclosure, the public body may elect to redact the information that is exempt. The public body shall make the remaining information available for inspection and copying. Subject to this requirement, the following shall be exempt from inspection and copying:  (b) Private information, unless disclosure is required by another provision of this Act, a State or federal law or a court order.  (c) Personal information contained within public records, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy, unless the disclosure is consented to in writing by the individual subjects of the information. "Unwarranted invasion of personal privacy" means the disclosure of information that is highly personal or objectionable to a reasonable person and in which the subject's right to privacy outweighs any legitimate public interest in obtaining the information. The disclosure of information that bears on the public duties of public employees and officials shall not be considered an invasion of personal privacy.