Freedom of Information Act
The Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a law that provides the public with the right to access certain government records and documents. The Act requires that all state, county, and local government agencies and bodies make their records available for inspection and copying by the public, unless the records are exempt from disclosure under the Act.
The purpose of the Illinois FOIA is to promote transparency and accountability in government by ensuring that the public has access to information about how government operates and how public resources are used. The Act covers a wide range of records and documents, including contracts, budgets, meeting minutes, emails, and other forms of communication.
Under the Illinois FOIA, members of the public can request access to government records by submitting a written request to the relevant agency or body. The agency must respond to the request within a certain time-frame, and if the request is denied, the agency must provide a specific reason for the denial. For more information the IL FOIA Act is provided below:
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