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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 815.939.4564 or

click for Board of Trustees meeting agenda

(The agenda for each board meeting will be posted at least 48 hours before the meeting)


click for Board of Trustees meeting minutes

(The minutes of each board meeting will be posted the day after the meeting at which they are approved)

click for Released Board of Trustees executive session minutes

(The minutes of executive sessions will be released every six months after approval by the board)

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