What is the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)?
The Illinois Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140, addresses the public's right to access public records that are created, compiled, or kept by government bodies. The Village of Indian Head Park must provide public records unless there is an exemption in the Act that protects those records from disclosure. The Act doesn't require the Village to create any public records it doesn't already have.

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1. What is the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)?
2. What kind of information is considered a public record and can be requested through a Freedom of Information (FOIA) request?
3. Why would a FOIA request be considered "unduly burdensome"?
4. What is considered a voluminous FOIA request?
5. What kinds of fees, if any, are associated with a FOIA request?
6. How many days will it take the Village to respond to my FOIA request?