Illinois Freedom of Information Act – Section 4 Required Disclosure

How to Request Information under the Freedom of Information Act
Please make your request for records in writing by downloading the appropriate form below.

Submit your written request by…
Mail: Village of Willow Springs, One Village Circle, Willow Springs, IL. 60480
Fax: (708) 467-3710

Fees for Copies of Public Records
Copies of public records required to be disclosed pursuant to a proper FOIA request shall be made available to the requester in accordance with the terms and conditions specified in the Act, upon the payment of copying fees in accordance with the following schedule of fees:

First 50 pages of standard black and white copies

After the first 50 pages (standard black and white copies)

Color copies

Disc, tape or other record medium

Police Report Copy

No Charge

$0.15 per page

Actual cost of duplication

Actual cost of duplication

$10.00 per record

It is the public policy of this State that public bodies exist to aid in the conduct of the people’s business and that the people have a right to be informed as to the conduct of their business.
– Illinois Open Meetings Act, 5 ILCS 120/1.

Pursuant to the fundamental philosophy of the American constitutional form of government, it is declared to be the public policy of the State of Illinois that all persons are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts and policies of those who represent them as public officials and public employees consistent with the terms of this Act. Such access 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.
– Illinois Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140/1.