FOIA Requests

The Freedom of Information Act (Act), 5 ILCS 140 /1 et seq., is the principal Illinois statute governing the inspection of public records. The Act requires that public bodies make available for inspection or copying all public records to any person. Exemptions are provided to ensure the confidentiality of certain types of sensitive public records.


Persons desiring to inspect or receive copies of Village records may download and fill out this FORM. Completed forms may be submitted via:

Forms are also available in the reception areas of: 

All requests for records must be received during normal business hours of the general administrative offices of the Village. (Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm., excluding holidays) Requests submitted electronically after normal business hours will be considered received by the Village on the next business day.

The Village will respond to general, non-commercial requests within five business days of the date the request was marked as received, unless the time for a response is otherwise extended pursuant to the Act. Commercial requests will be responded to within 21 business days.


Types and categories of public Records

The Village maintains public records that are available for review including, but not limited to the following:

  • Village Council Packets
  • Village Council Policies
  • Agendas/Minutes of Boards & Commissions
  • Ordinances
  • Resolutions
  • Agreements and Contacts
  • Police Reports
  • Fire Reports
  • Building Permits
  • Certificates of Occupancy
  • Code Violations
  • Water Billing Records
  • Village Financial Reports
  • Employee Salary Information


  • Standard copies of records: No fee
  • Color copies of records: $.10 per page
  • Maps, photographs, CDs, DVDs, other media: Actual cost of reproduction

FOIA Officer

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Rosa Berardi

801 Burlington Ave.

Downers Grove, IL 60515

PH: 630.434.5534

FAX: 630.434.5571


Common Requests

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Many documents that are commonly asked for such as labor contracts and recent financial reports, can be found on our Transparency page. Please check here before submitting a FOIA.

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