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WHAT IS FOIA?

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a state statute that provides the public the right to access government documents and records.  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.  Please Note: Freedom of Information requests are not needed for copies of information readily available on the City or Library websites, including minutes, agendas, ordinances, general information, and other details that are immediately accessible. 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUESTS MAY BE MADE TO:

FOIA Officer Jeffrey Stafford
Robert R. Jones
Public Library
900 First Street,
P.O. Box 190
Coal Valley, IL. 61240