Freedom of Information Act

The Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a state statute that provides the public the right to access government documents and records. The law provides that a person can ask a public body for a copy of its records on a specific subject and the public body must provide those records, unless there is an exemption in the statute that protects those records from disclosure.

How to Submit a FOIA Request

FOIA requests must be in writing.  Please include the following:

  • Requestor’s name, mailing address and daytime telephone number
  • A description of the records that are being requested.
    Please be as specific as possible when describing the records you are seeking. 

FOIA requests can be mailed, faxed, emailed or dropped off in person to:

Freedom of Information Officer
Simkus Recreation Center
849 W. Lies Road
Carol Stream, IL 60188
Fax: 630-372-9622

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, you will receive a response to your request within five business days. Responses can be in the form of a phone call, mailed letter, or email.

If your request is denied, you may follow the appeals process outlined in the Illinois Freedom of Information Act.

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