Freedom of Information Act - FOIA 

What is the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)?

The Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) law was enacted on July 1, 1984. It is intended to provide citizens access to all official documents and records in whatever form they are maintained.  Additional information regarding FOIA is found at the Illinois Attorney General Website.


Information at your fingertips!

In our efforts to provide you access to public information, the Village of Schaumburg maintains links to information on our Website such as these:
Agendas and Minutes
Bids and Proposals
Contact Us
Financial Information
Labor Agreements
Monthly Reports 
Organizational Chart 
Taxes and Fees
Traffic Accident Reports
Vendor Disbursements  


The Village's Document Archive  also provides access to public records (except police reports) that may not be posted to the website.



How do I obtain something that is not online for example a Police Report?

Not all items are available on our website such as accident reports or arrest records.  Requests for documents not available online can be made through our online Freedom of Information (FOIA) Center.  This easy to use document center lets you find information, submit a request, and view the status of your inquiries.

Previous FOIA requests can be viewed on the closed FOIA Request list.  Requests which would reveal information that is normally protected under FOIA due to privacy or public safety are not be made available to the public

Is there a fee?

If the information is stored electronically it can be sent to you at no cost. If paper copies are provided the first 50 pages are free. After that 15 cents per page for 8x11 size pages will be charged. Additional reasonable charges may apply for other documents.   


Response Time
The village either provides the records or denies a request for public records within 5 or 21 business days depending on the type of  request, unless the time for response is extended as permitted by law.

For questions please contact our FOIA officers:


For requests on municipal documents such as, fire reports, budget items, etc


Contact the Municipal FOIA Officer:

Rita Elsner

Village of Schaumburg 

101 Schaumburg Court

Schaumburg IL 60193


Phone: 847.923.4712

Fax: 847.923.4474



For requests on Police documents such as, accident reports, crime reports, etc


Contact the Police FOIA Officer:

Jennifer Brack

Schaumburg Police Department

1000 West Schaumburg Road

Schaumburg IL 60194


Phone: 847.348.7024

Fax:  847.882.5572 



FOIA requests can also be made by mailing or faxing your request to the appropriate FOIA Officer above.

101 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg, IL 60193-1899
P: 847.895.4500

Dial 311 for non-emergency requests