Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) opens government to all citizens by guaranteeing access to state records in whatever form they are maintained. The Illinois Tollway is dedicated to transparency and supports the State of Illinois' efforts to share information.

Requests can be made in person or in writing and hand delivered, sent by email or sent by U.S. Postal Service.

Tips for FOIA Requests

List of Documents Available for FOIA

The following is a categorical list of the majority of the records maintained by the Tollway. This list is not all inclusive and there may be additional records kept by the Tollway which do not appropriately fall within these categories.

  1.  Land parcel files including legal descriptions of all property, easements, rentals and leases encompassing and/or abutting the Illinois Tollway.
  2. Agreements between the Illinois Tollway and various contractors, consultants, public utilities, railroads, unions, etc.
  3. Closed litigation case files concerning the Illinois Tollway and others.
  4. Minutes and video of Illinois Tollway Board of Directors meetings (monthly and special).
  5. Annual Reports beginning with 1956 to the current issue stating the financial condition and giving factual data concerning administration, construction, maintenance and patrol of the road.
  6. Annual inspection reports by outside consulting firms on roadway and bridge conditions.
  7. Periodicals, reports and submittals from tollroads and freeways in other states (2 years accumulation).
  8. Reports of accidents occurring on the roadway, right-of-way and ramps of the Illinois Tollway generated by the Tollway.
  9. Utility and general permits for road crossings by water and sewer mains, telephone and electric cables and drainage culverts, etc.
  10. Engineering parcel files including plat maps of each Tollway parcel encompassing and/or abutting the Tollway.
  11. Strip maps of parcels showing property lines, right-of-way width, utility placements, easements, contour lines, drainage, etc.
  12. Engineering contract files for the design, construction and maintenance operations of the Tollway, including ramps, interchanges, toll plazas and service areas.
  13. Bridge inspection reports conducted by outside consultants on a revolving five-year basis.
  14. All contract drawings now microfilmed and on aperture cards. These include standard drawings, plaza drawings, structural, bridge and building drawings and cross sections.
  15. Annual budgets.
  16. Pay order records from all funds: maintenance, operations, revolving and general reserve.
  17. Procurement contracts with support documentation such as purchase orders, confirming releases, emergency purchases, requisitions and change notices.
  18. General correspondence.
  19. Financial documents including audited financial statements, investments, bond retirement, insurance policies and deposits data for all funds, and cremation certificates.
  20. Damage claims to Illinois Tollway property and patron claims, documentation and invoices.
  21. Customer charge account invoices for government, special and commercial charge plates.
  22. Permits for overweight and oversized vehicles on the road.
  23. Personnel records containing employee names, positions and salaries.
  24. Telecommunication contracts or agreements concerning microwave, CAD, multiplex, 800 MHZ, consoles and frequency sharing.
  25. FCC and FAA licenses, rules and regulations.
  26. Maintenance records including tollbooths.
  27. I-PASS account information. Note: Personally identifiable information generated through the Illinois Tollway's toll collection process is exempt from release under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. "Personally identifiable information" means any information that identifies or describes an electronic toll collection system user, including but not limited to, travel pattern data, address, telephone number, email address, license plate number, photograph, bank account information or credit card number.

How to Submit a FOIA Request

Requests can be made in person or in writing and hand delivered, sent by email or sent by U.S. Postal Service.

To:

Illinois Tollway
Attn: Freedom of Information Officer
2700 Ogden Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 241-6800
foia@getipass.com

Use the FOIA sample request (PDF) as a guide. Be sure the following information is included:

  • The requestor's full name, address and phone number.
  • A description of the Tollway records sought. Be as thorough as possible.
  • Whether the request is for inspection of Tollway records, copies of Tollway records or both.

Note: All FOIA requests submitted to the Illinois Tollway and their responses are available by request below.

Your FOIA request should be as thorough as possible. FOIA provides that requests for public records should not be "unduly burdensome." If a burdensome request is made, the Tollway may extend a time period with which it will comply (as provided under subsection 3(d)(vi) of the Act).

The Act ( 5 ILCS 140(2)(c) ) defines public records as "all records, reports, forms, writings, letters, memoranda, books, papers, maps, photographs, microfilms, cards, tapes, recordings, electronic data processing records, recorded information and all other documentary materials, regardless of physical form or characteristics, having been prepared, or having been or being used, received, possessed or under the control of any public body."

2022 FOIA Requests

FOIA #

Requester

Organization

Date

Subject

  
22-0095Noreen WhiteAcacia Financial Group5/12/2022Procurement RecordsRequest 
22-0094Jason WebberRubin Rudman LLP5/12/2022Procurement RecordsRequestResponse
22-0093Jason WebberRubin Rudman LLP5/12/2022Procurement RecordsRequestResponse
22-0092Jason WebberRubin Rudman LLP5/12/2022Procurement RecordsRequestResponse
22-0091Jason WebberRubin Rudman LLP5/12/2022Procurement RecordsRequestResponse
22-0090Marni PykeDaily Herald5/11/2022Administration RecordsRequest 
22-0089Gerardo MendezIllinois, Indiana and Iowa Foundation for Fair Contracting5/11/2022Procurement RecordsRequestResponse
22-0088Stephanie KearnsInvestigative Research Consultants5/10/2022Incident RecordsRequestResponse
22-0087Christine King-ReisSmith Amundsen, LLC5/10/2022Incident RecordsRequest 
22-0086Stephanie KearnsInvestigative Research Consultants5/6/2022Incident RecordsRequestResponse
22-0085Mike BoermanNCS Credit5/5/2022Planning RecordsRequestResponse
22-0084Christine King-RiesSmith Amundsen, LLC5/3/2022Incident RecordsRequestResponse
22-0083Dan PetrellaChicago Tribune5/2/2022Legal RecordsRequestResponse
22-0082Adam MerryManhard Consulting4/28/2022Planning RecordsRequestResponse
22-0081Frank TrudeauPlote Construction4/27/2022Incident RecordsRequestResponse
22-0080Ryan BrooksFreedom Foundation4/26/2022HR RecordsRequestResponse
22-0079Linda ColeContractors Adjustment Company4/25/2022Procurement RecordsRequestResponse
22-0078Linda ColeContractors Adjustment Company4/25/2022Procurement RecordsRequestResponse
22-0077Vince GerageVCG Uniform4/25/2022VCG UniformRequestResponse
22-0076Baridhi MalakarGeorgia Institute of Technology4/25/2022Finance RecordsRequestResponse
22-0075Lauren FitzpatrickChicago Sun-Times4/21/2022Real Estate RecordsRequestResponse
22-0074Erika ArmstrongStephen P. Kelly Attorneys at Law4/20/2022Incident RecordsRequestResponse
22-0073Thomas HaleyIndiana, Illinois and Iowa Foundation for Fair Contracting4/19/2022Procurement RecordsRequestResponse
22-0072Ottie McCullumNational Due Diligence Services4/15/2022Planning RecordsRequestResponse
22-0071Ashley StrandDeltek4/14/2022Procurement RecordsRequestResponse
22-0070Ashley StrandDeltek4/14/2022Procurement RecordsRequestResponse
22-0069Edward MurphyIndividual4/5/2022Finance RecordsRequestResponse
22-0068Keith FranceMackie Consulting4/1/2022Planning RecordsRequestResponse
22-0067Cheryl OdetteASM Consultants, Inc.3/31/2022Planning RecordsRequestResponse
22-0066Robert G. HanrahanRobert G. Hanrahan Investigations3/31/2022Incident RecordsRequestResponse
22-0065Matthew ScheiberGladieux Trading & Marketing Company, LP3/29/2022Procurement RecordsRequestResponse
22-0064Robert J. BingleWise Morrissey3/28/2022Incident RecordsRequestResponse
22-0063Vytas IdzelisProgressive Insurance3/28/2022Incident RecordsRequestResponse
22-0062Adam MerryManhard Consulting3/28/2022Planning RecordsRequestResponse
22-0061Christine King-RiesSmith Amundsen, LLC3/28/2022Incident RecordsRequestResponse
22-0060Nicky PriovolosOrleans Canty Novy3/24/2022Incident RecordsRequestResponse
22-0059Sarah FreishtatChicago Tribune3/23/2022Administrative RecordsRequestResponse
22-0058Rene GrucaSalvi, Schostock, Pritchard, P. C.3/22/2022Incident RecordsRequestResponse
22-0057Bob HerguthLegal Records3/16/2022Legal RecordsRequestResponse
22-0056Matthew PolicastroCozen O'Connor3/16/2022Planning RecordsRequestResponse
22-0055Thomas HaleyIllinois, Indiana and Iowa Foundation for Fair Contracting3/14/2022Procurement RecordsRequestResponse
22-0054Edward MurphyIndividual3/11/2022FOIA RecordsRequestResponse
22-0053Bryant GreeningLegal Rideshare3/11/2022Incident RecordsRequestResponse
22-0052Adam MerryManhard Consulting3/8/2022Planning RecordsRequestResponse
22-0051Edward MurphyIndividual3/3/2022FOIA RecordsRequestResponse
22-0050Bob HerguthChicago Sun-Times 3/3/2022Legal RecordsRequest Response
22-0049John BolineHR Green, Inc.3/2/2022Planning RecordsRequestResponse
22-0048Crystal MyersPartner Engineering & Science, Inc.3/1/2022Planning RecordsRequestResponse
22-0047Jessica MaksimovicTK Elevator3/1/2022Procurement RecordsRequestResponse
22-0046Matthew PolicastroCozen O'Connor3/1/2022Planning RecordsRequestResponse
22-0045Joanne KrausPlote Construction2/24/2022Procurement RecordsRequestResponse
22-0044Arbra ShehiThe Walsh Group2/24/2022Engineering RecordsRequestResponse
22-0042Ashley StrandDeltek2/23/2022Procurement RecordsRequestResponse
22-0041Thomas LakeDudley & Lake2/23/2022Incident RecordsRequestResponse
22-0040Joseph FayHunt Law Group2/23/2022Engineering RecordsRequest 
22-0039Lou SlokaRod Baker Ford Sales 2/23/2022Procurement RecordsRequestResponse
22-0038Lou SlokaRod Baker Ford Sales2/23/2022Procurement RecordsRequestResponse
22-0037Bob HerguthChicago Sun- Times2/22/2022Legal RecordsRequestResponse
22-0036John HarringtonCustard Insurance Adjusters2/22/2022Incident RecordsRequestResponse
22-0035Earline MayesSdiengr Corp.2/17/2022Procurement RecordsRequest Response
22-0034Rachel KinderknechtProgressive Insurance2/17/2022Incident RecordsRequestResponse
22-0033Earline MayesSdiengr Corp.2/16/2022Procurement RecordsRequestResponse
22-0032Lindsey AndersonLiberty Mutual Insurance2/15/2022Incident RecordsRequestResponse
22-0031Bryant GreeningLegal Rideshare2/10/2022Incident RecordsRequestResponse
22-0030Bob HerguthChicago Sun-Times2/9/2022Legal RecordsRequestResponse
22-0029Bob HerguthChicago Sun-Times2/9/2022Legal RecordsRequestResponse
22-0028Bob HerguthChicago Sun-Times2/9/2022Legal RecordsRequestResponse
22-0027Carl CookJacob & Hefner Associates, Inc.2/8/2022Planning RecordsRequestResponse
22-0026

Anatoly

Tsirulnik

Individual2/7/2022Incident RecordsRequestResponse
22-0025Patrick J. BleckBleck Engineering Company, Inc.2/7/2022Planning RecordsRequestResponse
22-0024Michael Charles HilsonGBG, Inc.2/7/2022Procurement RecordsRequestResponse
22-0023Joseph Bragg Sr.Individual2/1/2022Incident RecordsRequestResponse
22-0022Krysten KellyWilson Elser1/31/2022Incident RecordsRequestResponse
22-0020Lou SlokaRod Baker Ford Sales1/31/2022Procurement RecordsRequestResponse
22-0019Sterling PollardIndividual1/31/2022Legal RecordsRequestResponse
22-0018Chase SeehausenProgressive Insurance1/28/2022Incident RecordsRequest Response
22-0017Patrick AndriesenIllinois Policy Institute1/28/2022Business Systems RecordsRequestResponse
22-0016Lydia M. LewisBlack Chamber of Commerce of Lake County1/27/2022Procurement RecordsRequestResponse
22-0015Adriana Cardona-MaguigadWBEZ1/25/2022Business Systems RecordsRequestResponse
22-0014Robert J. PoradaPorada Law1/24/2022Incident Records

Request

Response
22-0013Edward MurphyIndividual1/24/2022Administrative RecordsRequestResponse
22-0012Will DevineA10 Associates1/19/2022Procurement RecordsRequestResponse
22-0011Jodi FraileyIllinois, Indiana and Iowa Foundation for Fair Contracting1/19/2022Procurement RecordsRequestResponse
22-0010Jodi FraileyIllinois, Indiana and Iowa Foundation for Fair Contracting1/19/2022Procurement RecordsRequestResponse
22-0009Jodi FraileyIllinois, Indiana and Iowa Foundation for Fair Contracting1/19/2022Procurement RecordsRequestResponse
22-0008Nancy DeGuzmaniCopy Professional Copy & Subpoena Services1/18/2022Business Systems RecordsRequest

Response

22-0007Gerardo MendezIllinois, Indiana and Iowa Foundation for Fair Contracting1/18/2022Procurement RecordsRequest

Response

22-0006FOIA RequesterArt of Therapeutics1/18/2022Administration RecordsRequestResponse
22-0005Zoe YalcinSmartProcure1/18/2022Procurement RecordsRequestResponse
22-0004Roenan PattLeving Ginsburg1/14/2022Incident RecordsRequestResponse
22-0003Peter BiancardiFence Masters, Inc.1/13/2022Procurement RecordsRequestResponse
22-0002Lindsey AndersonLiberty Mutual Insurance1/5/2022Incident RecordsRequest

Response

22-0001Mike BoermanNCS Credit1/3/2022Procurement RecordsRequest

Response