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210 West Lincoln Street
PO Box 467
DeSoto, IL  62924
Phone:  618-867-2315
Fax:     618-867-2696


Utilities Department

Alesia Lipe - Utilities Clerk

Jana Fann - Supervisor

David Griffin - Director of Public Works

Danny Vancil - City Worker

Mike Garrison - City Worker


Village President -John Evans


Village Clerk - Paula Parks


Treasurer - Dana Smith

Village Park - Paulette Johnson


Public Works - David Griffin

(Water & Sewer Emergencies:  618-967-1851)


Police Department

Ben Doan, Chief of Police

Patrolman, Ryne Bryant

Patrolman, Eric Howard

(Office:  618-867-2315)

(Emergencies:  911)
(After hours non-emergency  618-684-2177)


Aminal Control - Rick Ellet

(Call Village Hall 618-867-2315)

(After hours non-emergency  618-684-2177)

 Fire Department

Chris Shelton - Fire Chief



Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)


What is FOIA? 

FOIA is the Illinois Freedom of Information Act.  Under the Illinois Freedom of Informatin Act (5/ILCS 140), records in possession of governing bodies may be accessed by the public upon request.  Public records are any records, reports, forms, writings, letters, memoranda, books, papers, maps, photographs, cards, tapes, recordings, and all other documentary materials, regardless of physical form or characteristics, having been prepared or having been or being used, received, possessed or under the control of any public body.

Who can submit a FOIA Request?

Anyone!  U.S. citizens, (and non-U.S. citizens), corporations, associations, public interest groups, private individuals, universities, and local, state or foreign governments can all submit FOIA requests.

How can I submit a FOIA Request?

Requests can be submitted in person, by mail, email, fax or phone. Application for Request

Village of DeSoto

PO Box 467

DeSoto, IL  62924

618-867-2315 (phone)

618-867-2696 (fax)

Who are the assigned FOIA Officers?

Paula Parks, Village Clerk

Jana Fann, Administrative Assistant

What happens after I submit a request?

The Illinois Freedom of Information Act requires agencies to respond within five working days of receipt of a request.  A five-day extension is allowed with written notification to the requester.  If the requested records are 50 pages, or less, in length, the pages will be copied and mailed to the requester at no charge.  If the records exceed 50 pages, the requester will be informed of the duplication cost.

Black and white copy from paper or electronic source (50 pages or less)                      No Charge

Paper copy from paper or electronic source (51 pages or more)                                   $.15 per page

Check are to be made payable to the Village of DeSoto



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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 23, 2016