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Under the Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140), records in the possession of public agencies may be accessed by the public upon request. Below are some commonly asked questions regarding the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). If you have additional questions, you can email the ISP Freedom of Information officer at

 Frequently Asked Questions
  • How do I submit a Freedom of Information Act request?
  • Are there costs associated with a request?
  • How long will it take to obtain the records?
  • What is a request for commercial purpose?
  • If all or a portion of my request is denied, how do I appeal?
  • Where do I send subpoenas?

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