The Illinois Freedom of Information Act, or Illinois FOIA (download), is a series of laws designed to guarantee that the public has access to public records of government bodies at all levels in Illinois. The law was first enacted in 1984.
The latest law was enacted in August 2009, and went into effect on January 1, 2010. The Illinois FOIA is based on an assertion in the statute that access to “full and complete information regarding the affairs of 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.”
Also below is link to the text of the Freedom of Information Act itself as provided by the Attorney General’s Office Website
Illinois Freedom of Information Act Text
To read all FOIA General Information download the following:
For specific information, download the individual pdf links below: