Freedom of Information Act
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.
The public body must generally comply with the request within five (5) working days. Certain exceptions allow for an additional five (5) 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.
You can click here to view the Illinois Attorney General's information page regarding "Ensuring Open & Honest Government" which includes information about the FOIA.
Should you have any questions please contact the Clerk’s Office at (847) 678-2550.
Click here to download the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request Form