Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

What does it mean?

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a federal law that allows for the full or partial disclosure of previously unreleased information and documents controlled by the United States government. The Act defines agency records subject to disclosure, outlines mandatory disclosure procedures and grants nine exemptions to the statute.  It was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 4, 1966 (Public Law 89-554, 80 Stat. 383; Amended 1996, 2002, 2007), and went into effect the following year.
Access to Lexington Community Fire Protection District Information
The public may access information by submitting a request pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 ILCS 140).  Lexington Community Fire Protection District public records may be requested, accessed, inspected, and duplicated.  Your request for information must be submitted through the following means: through fax, the US mail or special carrier.
Lexington Community Fire Protection District Records
Lexington Community Fire Protection District public records are primarily maintained by location, site/facility name, or incident. Furthermore, these records are subdivided into categories reflecting the relevant Agency program, or document type. Consequently, it is important to provide as much specific information as possible when requesting information through the FOIA. In addition, Lexington Community Fire Protection District public records are maintained in various media including paper, digital image, and computerized records.
Access to, or copies of public records may be obtained through the FOIA by several methods including an on-site records review at Agency Headquarters, Agency duplication (fees may be assessed) and mailing, or use of a copy contractor by the requester to perform duplication. The appropriate method will depend upon the type of media in which the requested records are maintained and the quantity of records requested. Likewise, any fees that may be assessed will vary with the type of media and the quantity of records requested.  For more information on the FOIA and how to request information under the FOIA, see

Setting up your email account in Outlook 2013

1. Start Outlook (Start > All Programs > Microsoft Office 2013 > Outlook 2013)
2. Click the File tab.
3. In the Info category, click Account Settings, and then click Account Settings in the dropdown.
4. On the Email tab, click New.
5. In the Add New Account dialog box, to configure the new email account automatically, configure the following settings in the Email Account section under Auto Account Setup:

     • In the Your Name box, type your full name & LFD (like: Eric Heuer LFD)
     • In the Email Address box, type your e-mail address provided in this email
     • In the Password box, type your password provided in this email
     • Retype your Password

This process should automate and connect you to your new email account.

If it does not, do the following when prompted:

1. Select POP or IMAP & click Next
2. Confirm the following is entered in all fields:
     a. Your Name: (like Eric Heuer LFD)
     b. Email Address:  (email address as provided)
     c. Account Type: IMAP
     d. Incoming mail server:
     e. Outgoing mail server (SMTP):
     f. User Name: (email address as provided)
     g. Password: (password as provided)
     h. Remember Password: yes/checked
     i. Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA): no/unchecked
     j. New Outlook Data File: selected
3. Click More Settings
     a. General tab: change the email address to Your Name (like Eric Heuer LFD)
     b. Outgoing Server tab:
          i. My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication: yes/checked
          ii. Use same settings as my incoming mail server: selected
     c. Advanced tab:
          i. Incoming server (IMAP): 993
          ii. Use the following encrypted connection: SSL
          iii. Outgoing server (SMTP): 465 ( or 587 with TSL)
          iv. Use the following encrypted connection: SSL (TSL)
          v. Double check the Outgoing server (SMTP) is 465 (or 587 with TSL)
     d. Click OK
4. Click Next
5. Click Yes on any pop-ups about Certificates
6. If successful, click Close
7. Finish


Use “Add Another Account” to add your other/personal email accounts to Outlook (may require changes/assistance from that email provider)


Contact Eric Heuer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 309-826-2039) for assistance.

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