Freedom of Information Act


Deputy Village Clerk & FOIA Officer

Penny Miller

Phone: (815) 877-5432


The Village of Machesney Park adheres to the statutes set forth by the State of Illinois Attorney General’s Office as it pertains to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 ILCS 140/1. The act allows for the inspection of records maintained by the Village of Machesney Park and other public bodies. The act also provides for exemptions of certain secure information. Recent amendments to the act (signed into law August 17, 2009 and effective January 1, 2010) have been incorporated into the Village’s rules and regulations implementing the Illinois Freedom of Information Act.

For more information on the Freedom of Information Act, please visit or the Illinois Attorney General’s Office website. More information regarding the Village’s FOIA process and a request form can be found within our FOIA booklet. 

Village FOIA Booklet

Submit a Public Records Request
Requests may be made by completing the form below. Completed forms may be dropped off or mailed to Village Hall, or emailed to

Official FOIA Request Form

Police Public Records Request
To request a copy of police related records, please click here to visit the Winnebago County Sheriff's Department FOIA webpage. Completed request forms should be emailed to