Freedom of Information & Open Meetings Act

Freedom of Information Act

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is intended for residents or businesses who want to view Village documents.

Submit a FOIA Request

For information regarding the Village’s FOIA rules and regulations, please visit the Guide to Accessing Public Records (PDF) or contact the Village Clerk’s Office.

Open Meetings Act

Temporary Public Comment Form

As of March 16, 2020, in accordance to Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order 2020-07, the Village continues to hold essential Village Board and Board/Commission meetings. However, due to health concerns, the public is encouraged to view meetings and participate remotely. 

Residents have the opportunity to submit public comment by completing one of the forms below. All public comments submitted prior to the Audience Participation portion of the agenda will be read into the official record, and any comments received during the meeting will be read into the record during the appropriate portion of the agenda.

More About the Open Meetings Act

The Open Meetings Act is intended to ensure that the actions of public bodies be taken openly and that their deliberations be conducted openly. Read a brief Guide to the Open Meetings Act (PDF).

In compliance with the Illinois Open Meetings Act, the Village posts times, dates, and locations of all public meetings of the Village Board and advisory boards and commissions. Information on all meetings can be obtained by emailing the Village Clerk’s Office.