Freedom of Information Request (FOIA)

How do you submit a FOIA request?

To file a Freedom of Information Request, please fill out the request below.


Once you have submitted your request a member from the Clerk's Office will contact you on the request. 


The Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides public access to government documents and records. The Illinois FOIA notes that it is "the public policy of the State of Illinois 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 and public employees consistent with the terms of this Act. Such access is necessary to enable the people to fulfill their duties of discussing public issues fully and freely, making informed political judgments and monitoring government to ensure that it is being conducted in the public interest."

The Illinois Attorney General office website provides details about the act. The site includes an FAQ (frequently asked questions) document written by staff in the AG's office for individuals employed by "public bodies" such as the University of Illinois.

FOIA (Freedom of Information Act Request)

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FOIA (Freedom of Information Act Request)


Requestor Information:

First & Last Name  

Street Address    

City, State, Zip    

Business Name   

Email Address    


Reason for Request:

Is this request for a commercial purpose?

It is a violation of the Freedom of Information Act for a person to knowingly obtain a public record for a commercial purpose without disclosing

that it is for a commercial purpose, if it is requested to do so by the public body. 5 ILCS 140/3.1(c).

Yes      No

Do you want paper or electronic copies?

Paper     Electronic


Records Requested:




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