The Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is designed to ensure that Illinois residents can obtain information about their government. Beginning on January 1, 2010 key changes to the Freedom of Information Act will take effect and in turn will provide Illinois residents with a more open and accountable government. The following is an overview of the key changes: Click here for full requirements regarding making a FOIA request
Provisions of the FOIA allow us to recover part of the cost of complying with your request. Fees are assessed according to 2010 FOIA guidelines:
Black and White Copies (8½ x 11): The first 50 pages are free. Any additional pages can cost no more than 15 cents per page. Color Copies or Abnormal Size Copies: Actual cost of copying. Other recording medium (Example: CDs, thumb drives, etc.): Actual cost of purchasing the recording medium.