FOIA & OMA ISSUES

Information about Illinois’ access laws.  These include the Freedom of Information Act, the Open Meetings Act, the Media Arrest Report Law and the Reporters Privilege Statute. Also included are templates for filing a FOIA request, both state and federal, as well as request for the release of records under the Open Meetings Act.

FOIA

Appealing FOIA Denials

Full Text of Freedom of Information Act
Making FOIA Requests Work
Sample Federal FOI Request Letter
Sample State FOI Request Letter.pdf

OMA

Full Text of Open Meetings Act
Guide to the Open Meetings Act

REPORTERS PRIVILEGES

Reporters Privilege Statute with Link

JUVENILE OFFENDERS

Printing the Names of Juvenile Offenders

SEX OFFENDERS

Sex Offender Notification List