Freedom of Information Act Requests

Illinois 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 you get?

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

Who do you ask?

Before you make a request, you might search the City website because the most popular information is available there, such as Council agendas and minutes, even streaming Council meetings.

City Information

Requests for City records should be directed to the City Freedom of Information Act Officer by using this form and emailing it or by printing it out and mailing to:

FOIO City of Champaign
102 N. Neil St.
Champaign, Il 61820

FOIA Request Form – City of Champaign

Contact Email: foiocity@ci.champaign.il.us

Police Department information

You can make a request for records from the Police Department, such as accident reports and police reports by using this form which can be filled out online and sent immediately by email or printed out and mailed to:

FOIO Police
Champaign Police Department
82 E. University Ave.
Champaign, Il 61820

FOIA Request Form – Champaign Police

Contact Email: foiopolice@ci.champaign.il.us

METCAD information

You can request information from METCAD by using this form and emailing it or printing out and mailing a request to:

FOIO METCAD
1905 E. Main St.
Urbana, Il 61801

FOIA Request Form – METCAD

Contact Email: foiometcad@ci.champaign.il.us

Library information

You can request records from the Champaign Public Library website.

FOIA Manual

Complete FOIA Manual in PDF format

Complete FOIA Manual divided into 6 web pages