FOIA is a state statute that provides the public the right to access government documents and records. The purpose behind FOIA is to provide transparency as the public has a right to know what the government is doing. FOIA statute states that any person can ask a public body can request a copy of its records on a specific topic and the records must be provided, unless there is an exemption in the statute that protects those records from disclosure. To learn more about FOIA, please visit https://foiapac.ilag.gov/.
Digital copies provided via email are free. After the first 50 pages of black and white printed copies, a fee of $0.15 per page will be charged. Color copies, as well as media such as CDs, DVDs, and flash drives also have fees associated with them. If you prefer to view the requested document rather than have a copy, there is no charge.