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Carroll County Illinois
Veteran's Assistance Commission 

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)


What is FOIA?
FOIA is the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. Under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140), records in possession of public agencies may be accessed by the public upon written request. Pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/2(c), "public records" means all records, reports, forms, writings, letters, memoranda, books, papers, maps, photographs, cards, tapes, recordings, electronic data processing records, recorded information and all other documentary materials, regardless of physical form or characteristics, having been prepared, or having been or being used, received, possessed or under the control of any public body. Records that are not subject to release via the FOIA process include confidential and trade secret information.

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requires that all FOIA officers receive training on compliance with this law. Each public body must submit the list of designated persons to the Public Access Counselor at the Office of the Attorney General.

FOIA Officers must successfully complete the electronic training on an annual basis. When a public body designates an additional Officer to receive this training, that person must successfully complete the electronic training within 30 days after that designation.

Public Access Counselor’s Office’s FOIA electronic training is available free of charge at:

Carroll County Veterans Assistance Commission FOIA Officer(s):

Wayne Leonard, CCVAC Superintendent

How Do I Submit a FOIA Request?
FOIA requests must be submitted in writing. Written requests can be either:

Faxed to:
(815) 906-0135, to the attention of the FOIA Officer of the Carroll County Veterans Assistance Commission (CCVAC).


Mailed to:
Carroll County Veterans Assistance Commission (CCVAC)
ATTN: FOIA Officer
17612 East Benton Street
P0 Box 126
Mount Carroll, IL 61053

Requests by EMAIL should be sent to .

The requestor should clearly state that he or she is seeking information pursuant to the FOIA. Further, the requestor should clearly describe the information being sought. The request should include full contact information for the requestor, including name, organization, mailing address, fax number, email, and daytime telephone number.

Please see the link below for an example FOIA request.

Please use the link below to view FOIA FAQs.

Please use the link below to view 5 ICLS 140, Freedom of Information Act for Illinois.

If you feel your FOIA rights have been violated, Please view the link below to submit a request for review by PAC

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