The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a state statute that provides the public the right to access government documents and records. The premise behind FOIA is that the public has a right to know what the government is doing. The law provides that a person can ask a public body for a copy of its records on a specific subject and the public body must provide those records, unless there is an exemption in the statute that protects those records from disclosure (for example: records containing information concerning trade secrets or personal privacy). For more information, view this Frequently Asked Questions document provided by the Illinois Attorney General’s office.
To access public records from the City of Prophetstown, submit your requests with any required payment (see below) to the City Clerk’s office at 339 Washington St., Prophetstown, IL 61277. Emailed requests can be sent to email@example.com.
Records requests for the Freedom of Information Act have the following costs associated with them: