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The Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) makes government more transparent to the citizens of Illinois by guaranteeing access to government records in the form in which they are maintained.  Generally, the Illinois FOIA provides access to government information while protecting the legitimate interests of government and the privacy rights of citizens. 

New Illinois legislation that began January 1, 2010 strengthens the State’s FOIA law, making it even easier for individual citizens to gain access to government information. 

Please note that all FOIA requests are posted online. When you submit a FOIA request, your name and information about the request will be made available on the City's website.



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