What is FOIA?

Members of the public may make requests for inspection or for copies of public records for the Offices Under the President under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. This Act provides that some records are exempt from inspection and copying.

How to Submit a Request

Submit your request for information one of the following ways:

  1. NEW: SUBMIT YOUR REQUEST ONLINE
     
  2. Submit via US Mail to:

Cook County Office of the President
ATTN: Legal Department
Laura Lechowicz Felicione
Special Legal Counsel and FOIA Officer
118 N. Clark Street, Room 537
Chicago, IL 60602

OR

Cook County Office of the President
ATTN: Legal Department
Rachel Dailey
FOIA Officer
118 N. Clark Street, Room 537
Chicago, IL 60602

All FOIA requests submitted to Cook County for the Offices Under the Jurisdiction of the President must include the following information:

  1. The name and contact information of the requester;
  2. A description of the records that are being requested;
  3. Whether the request is for commercial purposes.

FOIA Request Form for US Mail

Use of the FOIA Request Form is strongly encouraged for requests sent thru US Mail.

Presidents Office FOIA Policy

How Do I Submit a Request for Other County Offices?

Each separately elected County Official and Cook County Health have their own FOIA Officers. For information on how to submit a request to those Offices please use the link below:

FOIA Information for Separately Elected Offices

About Cook County and Offices Under the President

Questions?

Please contact Rachel Dailey at (312) 603-0002.