Request Information


The Illinois Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) is intended to ensure that members of the public have access to information about their government and its decision-making process. It requires all public bodies, include the FABF, to make its public records available for inspection and copying. Under FOIA, all records of a public body are presumed to be open for inspection and copying. However, FOIA also permits certain records to be withheld from inspection. For more information regarding FOIA and current exemptions, please review the Illinois Freedom of Information Act at 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq.

In accordance with FOIA, there is no fee for records that are sent electronically. The first fifty (50) pages of black and white, letter or legal-sized paper copies, are provided free of charge and then are $0.15 per page. FABF reserves the right to charge for the reproduction of color copies, copies that are not letter or legal-sized, and shipping expenses in accordance with FOIA.

FOIA requests may be submitted to foia@fabf.org. If any requested records will be used for a commercial purpose, please disclose that fact when submitting the request. When seeking records pursuant to FOIA, please be as specific as possible in order to assist in FABF in fulfilling your request. FOIA is designed to allow a member of the public to inspect or receive copies of records. It is not designed to require the FABF to answer questions about a particular record.