Freedom of Information Act

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is an Illinois state statute that provides for access to public records from public bodies in an open and efficient manner. The full statute (5 ILCS 140) may be viewed at the Illinois General Assembly website.

View more information about the Forest Preserve District of Will County and our FOIA compliance in our FOIA Information Packet.

To access public records from the Forest Preserve District of Will County, the public is invited to utilize our online form or complete our printable form and submit as described below. (Please note that these forms are provided as a convenience to ensure that all necessary information is submitted; however, use of these forms is not required. Requests may be in any written form, as long as they provide the requestor's contact information, a description of the desired records, whether or not the records are to be inspected prior to copying and whether or not copies should be certified.)


Requests not submitted via our online form should be delivered via mail, fax, email or in person to:

The Forest Preserve District of Will County
Sugar Creek Administration Center
17540 W. Laraway Road
Joliet, IL 60433
Fax: 815-722-3608

The Forest Preserve District's Freedom of Information Act officers are:

Leisa Nevins, 815-722-8917, [email protected]
Cindy Cain, 815-722-5370, [email protected]
Meredith Clavenna, 815-722-9387, [email protected]

Please review the fees associated with the fulfillment of some FOIA requests.

If you have any questions, please contact one of the Freedom of Information Act officers listed above.


The Forest Preserve District protects and enhances Will County’s natural and cultural resources for the benefit of current and future generations.


Bringing People and Nature Together

Guiding principles

  • Staying true to our purpose.
  • Being good stewards.
  • Connecting people and nature.
  • Focusing on wellness.
  • Working with others.
  • Promoting sustainability.