FOIA Requests

The Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140 /3 et seq., is the principal Illinois statute governing the inspection of public records. The Act requires that public bodies make available for inspection or copying all public records to any person. Exceptions are provided to insure the confidentiality of certain types of sensitive public records.

Filing a Request

If you would like to inspect or receive copies of Village records, please download and fill out this FORM.

Paper forms are also available at:

  • Village Hall: 801 Burlington Ave; 630.434.5500
  • Fire Station #1: 2560 Wisconsin Ave; 630.434.5980
  • Fire Station #2: 5420 Main St.; 630.434.5980
  • Fire Station #3: 3900 Highland Ave.; 630.434.5980
  • Fire Station #5: 6701 Main St.; 630.434.5980
  • Police Department: 825 Burlington Ave.; 630.434.5600
  • Public Works Facility: 5101 Walnut Ave.; 630.434.5460

Submit Your Request

Completed forms may be submitted via:

Requests for records must be received during Village business hours (M-F, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.(excluding holidays)

Requests submitted electronically after business hours will be considered received on the next business day.


The Village will respond within five working days of the date the request was marked as received.


  • Standard copies of records: No fee
  • Color copies of records: $.10 per page
  • Maps, photographs, CDs, DVDs, other media: Actual cost of reproduction

Submitting a FOIA

The Justice Department shares some good tips regarding what should be included in a FOIA.

Common Requests

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Many documents that are commonly asked for such as labor contracts and recent financial reports, can be found on our Transparency page. Please check here before submitting a FOIA.

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