FOIA is the Illinois Freedom of Information Act.
Under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140), records in possession of public agencies may be accessed by the public upon written request.
Pursuant to 5 ILCS 140, Section 2(c), "Public records” means all records, reports, forms, writings, letters, memoranda, books, papers, maps, photographs, microfilms, cards, tapes, recordings, electronic data processing records, recorded information and all other documentary materials, regardless of physical form or characteristics, having been prepared, or having been or being used, received, possessed or under the control of any public body.
Illinois General Assembly Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140/)
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