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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Waukegan's FOIA Officer is its City Clerk, Janet Kilkelly.

Persons seeking information from the City of Waukegan pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act should use the City's form and follow the instructions below.

**If you are requesting information on behalf of a client or third party, you must provide signed authorization from said client or third party in order to obtain said information.

Return the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) form to the City Clerk’s Office only.
There is paper version and an electronic version:
- Paper Version of FOIA Form
- Electronic (Fill-in) Version of FOIA Form

  • By mail or in person:
    100 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
    Waukegan, IL 60085
  • Via fax: 847-360-9744
  • Via e-mail:

**After Submitting a FOIA to the City Clerk's office, you will receive an e-mail confirming that your FOIA has been processed. If you DO NOT receive a receipt within 24 hours, you must contact the Office of the City Clerk. 

We are required to answer your request within a number of working days after receipt of the request. The length of time for the reply is dependent upon the type of information requested and the purposes for such information. To the extent possible, the majority of responses will be sent via electronic communication. If you wish to receive printed copies, please advise us, and be aware that a charge of $0.15 per page applies for black and white copies after the first 50 pages.