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Illinois Attorney General
Kwame Raoul

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Honest and Open Government

Ensuring Illinois Residents Access to Open Government

Learn more about the work of the Public Access Counselor in the Attorney General’s Office and how the Public Access Bureau can assist in resolving disputes over compliance with FOIA and OMA.

Learn more about submitting a FOIA or OMA Request for Review to the Public Access Counselor.

Public bodies may provide their own FOIA forms or an online portal for submitting a request. You can also use this sample form for your request, and deliver it to the public body that has the records you are seeking. However, a public body may not require a request to be submitted on a standard form. You may submit your FOIA request by mail, by hand delivery, or by another method of communication used by the public body.