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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The Illinois Freedom of Information Act provides that “all persons are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government and official acts and policies of those who represent them as public officials and public employees consistent with the terms of this Act.  Such access is necessary to enable the people to fulfill their duties of discussing public issues fully and freely, making informed political judgments and monitoring government to ensure that it is being conducted in the public interest.”  5 ILCS 140/1 Section 1.

The Kankakee Public Library is committed to providing citizens and taxpayers access to applicable public records under the Act.

The request must be in writing and may be submitted by facsimile, U.S. mail, special carrier, or email.

Director of the Kankakee Public Library Allison Beasley is our FOIA Officer, and she can be reached at by phone at 815.939.4564, fax 815.939.9057, or email

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