Illinois Freedom of Information Act

Every public body is required to permit inspection or copying of any requested records that are subject to disclosure under the State’s Freedom of Information Act.

The Illinois Freedom of Information Act can be found at the Illinois Attorney General website. This website is a good source of information about the Freedom of Information Act and how to make requests.

What kinds of City records can I get?

The Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) very broadly defines the information which you can request from the City. It covers all public records, including electronic information.

Who do I ask?

Before submitting a FOIA request, you might search the City website for the information you are looking for. The most popular information is available online, such as Council agendas and minutes, and meeting recordings.

City Information

Requests for City records should be directed to the City’s Freedom of Information Act Officer by using the form listed below, which can be filled out and emailed, mailed, or delivered to the City.  If you’re unsure of where to direct your request, this is the best place to start.

FOIA Request Form – City of Champaign

FOIO City of Champaign
102 N. Neil St.
Champaign, IL 61820
foiocity@champaignil.gov

Police Department Information

You can make a request for records from the Police Department, such as accident reports and police reports by using the form listed below, which can be filled out and emailed, mailed, or delivered to the Police Department

FOIA Request Form – Champaign Police Department

FOIO Police
Champaign Police Department
82 E. University Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820
foiopolice@champaignil.gov

METCAD 9-1-1 Information

You can request information from METCAD by using the form listed below, which can be filled out and emailed, mailed, or delivered to METCAD 9-1-1.

FOIA Request Form – METCAD 9-1-1

FOIO METCAD
1905 E. Main St.
Urbana, IL 61801
foiometcad@champaignil.gov

Champaign Public Library Information

You can request information from the Champaign Public Library by using the link below, which will take you to the Library’s website.

       FOIA Request Form – Champaign Public Library

FOIO Library
200 W. Green St.
Champaign, IL 61820
librarian@champaign.org