How to request public records in Illinois

Effective January 1, 2010 requires all public bodies nominate an official FOIA records keeper and all official records keepers attend the training on the new law provided by the attorney general. Records requests should be directed to this individual, and all offices should be able to readily direct a individual making a request to their new records custodian.

Purpose and use

5 ILCS 140(1) says that the Illinois FOIA law is not supposed to be used to:

  • Further a commercial enterprise.
  • Violate individual privacy.
  • Disrupt the day-to-day working of the public body.

Who may request public records?

Anyone may file a Freedom of Information request.  You can file a Freedom of Information request online, in person, or by mail at the Township Offices:

Lisle Township Offices
4711 Indiana Ave
Lisle, IL  60532

Attention FOIA Officer; Robert J. Klaeren, Clerk of Lisle Township

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