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's 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.




If you would like to print off a blank FOIA request form click HERE


If you would like to fill this form out on your computer click HERE then print, email, fax or hand deliver to the address on the top of the form. Make sure you sign and date the form before submitting it.


If you would like to fill this form out on your computer and send it electronically click HERE. Make sure you accept the cookies at the bottom of the page or you will not be able to continue. Fill out the form and click submit at the bottom. Type in the email to which you have access. MAKE SURE YOU CHECK YOUR EMAIL AND CLICK ON "Confirm my email address" or your submission will not be processed.