Freedom of Information and Requests
The Illinois FOIA is based on an assertion in the statute that access to "full and complete information regarding affairs of the government" 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."
Sample FOIA Request Form
The Illinois FOIA is not designed to:
- Further a commercial enterprise
- Violate individual privacy
- Disrupt the day to day working of the public body