Freedom of Information Act Requests

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is used to ensure that all persons are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government, and the official acts and policies of those who represent them as public officials.

This act is not intended to be used to violate individual privacy, nor for the purpose of furthering a commercial enterprise, or to disrupt the duly-undertaken work of any public body. Unless information falls within an enumerated exemption, it must be disclosed under the FOIA.

Submit Your Request


Please complete and submit your FOIA Request Form (PDF) to the Clerk's Office. The public body must generally comply with the request within five working days. Certain exceptions allow for an additional five days. A request should specify what document(s) or record(s) are being requested. Fees and costs may apply to reproducing and certifying public records. If a fee is due, you will be notified of the cost, which must be paid prior to receiving the documents.

More Information


For more information, view the Illinois Attorney General's Information Page regarding "Ensuring Open and Honest Government," which includes information about the Freedom of Information Act.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Clerk’s Office at 847-678-2550.