Financial Information & FOIA

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The Orland Park Public Library and its Board of Library Trustees are committed to open and transparent government. In this section you will find links to our public records.

Tax Levy
Orland Park residents’ property taxes are set by the Cook and Will County Assessors’ Offices. The Library is allowed a small percentage of the total property tax bill. Orland Park Public Library’s property tax percentage for Cook County residents for the 2020/2021 year was about 3.06% depending on exemptions or lack of exemptions on each individual bill. The Board of Library Trustees voted to raise the levy for the 2021/2022 year to an estimated 3.19%. This percentage is estimated, because the Library is not involved in the determination of what levy other taxing bodies will pass or what exemptions residents will receive. Raising the Library’s levy does not raise the overall property tax bill of Orland Park residents. Your County Assessor is in charge of determining your overall property tax bill.

These funds allow the Library to continue providing all the wonderful resources such as books, movies, and music for checkout, as well as programming for all age groups, spaces for studying and meeting, and online resources.

The Freedom of Information Act
The Illinois General Assembly has enacted a piece of legislation designed to provide full access to units of local government in Illinois. In 2009, the 96th Illinois General Assembly adopted P.A. 96-0542, effective January 1, 2010, making extensive amendments to the Freedom of Information Act.

On March 15, 2010, The Board of Library Trustees for the Orland Park Public Library adopted a Freedom of Information Act Resolution to comply with this legislation. The library has designated staff to handle any Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

FOIA Resolution (PDF)
FOIA Practices and Procedures (PDF)
Organizational Chart of the Orland Park Library (PDF)

Designated FOIA Officer
Orland Park Public Library
14921 Ravinia Avenue
Orland Park, IL 60462