IL: Aurora launches new FOIA portal on website

The city of Aurora has launched a new web-based Freedom of Information Act software system that allows people to file requests and search for information from their computers.

The city officially launched the NextRequest Software Portal on Monday. It is available through the city’s website.

“This is a major milestone and achievement for the city of Aurora,” said Michael Pegues, the city’s chief information officer, in an email. “This is a new technology, all-in-one records request platform, trusted by governments across the U.S.”

The new system is designed to streamline the FOIA and record request process, Pegues said.

It ties in with the modernized technology that Mayor Richard Irvin identified as a key area of focus when he took office last year.