FOIA Instructions

Request for Public Records

Interested parties may make a request to view or obtain a copy of public records by submitting their request in writing. A requestor may either submit a completed Freedom of Information Act form (PDF), an email, or letter submitted by mail or fax.

Once received, the Village has five (5) business days to respond to the request. If the request is for a commercial purpose, then the Village has twenty one (21) business days to provide an initial response.

Requests for Public Records with regard to administration, departmental and general records are to be forwarded to:

FOIA Officers:
Christine MardeganDonna Guerin
835 Midway Drive835 Midway Drive
Willowbrook, IL 60527Willowbrook, IL 60527
(630) 920-2234 / Fx. (630) 323-0787(630) 920-2240/Fx. (630) 323-0787
Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm


Requests for Public Records with regard to Police Department or Willowbrook Police Pension Fund records are to be forwarded to:



FOIA Officers:
Lori Rinella
7760 Quincy Street
Willowbrook, IL 60527
(630) 325-2808 / Fx. (630) 323-7915
Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Traffic accident reports taken after October 1, 2011, can be downloaded from www.buycrash.com. These reports are available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. There is an $11.00 charge for this service. You may also obtained copies of reports at no charge through existing FOIA procedures directly from the Willowbrook Police Department.

Public Access Counselor (PAC)

Contact information for the PAC in the Illinois Attorney General's Office is:

Public Access Bureau
500 S. 2nd Street
Springfield, IL 62706
217-558-0486
Email the Public Access Counselor

Costs for Copies

The new law allows for the first 50 pages of black and white, letter or legal size pages to be copied without charge. After 50 pages, a fee of .15 cents for the same pages can be charged. If copies are provided in color or sizes other than letter or legal, the Village is allowed to charge actual cost. The Police Department will charge $5.00 for reports as per State Statute.

Available Documents

The Village has documents and information that are available to the public on the Village's website without the need to submit a Request for Public Records:

  • Administration Budget
  • Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
  • Agenda and Minutes
  • Police Department Annual Report
  • Information on Village Board, Committees, Commissions and advisory Boards
  • Staff Directory
  • Newsletter
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Municipal Code
  • Consumer Confidence Report

The Police Department reports can be requested by an insurance company without a Request for Public Records.

Questions regarding FOIA requests should be directed to Christine Mardegan or (630) 920-2234 / Fx: (630) 323-0787.