Freedom of Information Act Requests

Illinois Statute: (5 ILCS 140/) Freedom of Information Act

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a state statute that provides the public the right to access government documents and records. The premise behind FOIA is that the public has a right to know what the government is doing. The law provides that a person can ask a public body for a copy of its records on a specific subject and the public bodymust provide those records, unless there is an exemption in the statute that protects those records from disclosure (for example: records containing information concerning trade secrets or personal privacy).


FOIA Request Form

FOIA Request Form

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