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."

2020 FOIA Requests

 


FOIA #

Requester

Organization

Date

Subject

   
20-0172 Gabriel Chavarria Individual 9/21/2020 Incident Records Request  
20-0171 Alexander Abraham Individual 9/18/2020 Planning Records Request Response
20-0168 Alan Pirtle Brown & Crouppen, P. C. 9/17/2020 Incident Records Request Response
20-0167 Masa Fukushima Individual 9/17/2020 Incident Records Request Response
20-0165 Jonathan Matheny Conduent 9/10/2020 Contract Records Request Response
20-0164 Angie Villagomez Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC 9/10/2020 Planning Records Request Response
20-0163 Theresa Thompson Rubino Ruman Crosmer & Polen, LLC 9/8/2020 Incident Records Request Response
20-0162 Anne M. Srodzki Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins, Ltd. 9/3/2020 Procurement Records Request Response
20-0161 Anne M. Srodzki Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins, Ltd. 9/3/2020 Procurement Records Request Response
20-0160 Brittany Waiflein Progressive Insurance 9/3/2020 Incident Records Request Response
20-0159 Joanne Kraus Plote Construction 9/2/2020 Procurement Records Request Response
20-0158 Matt Puga Individual 9/1/2020 Planning Records Request Response
20-0157 Joanne Kraus Plote Construction 9/1/2020 Procurement Records Request Response
20-0156 Tom Bartoski Atwell, LLC 9/1/2020 Planning Records Request Response
20-0155 Sameen Zia The Law Offices of Sameen Zia 8/31/2020 Business System Records Request Response
20-0153 David R. Tarrant Individual 8/31/2020 Information Technology Records Request Response
20-0152 Reece Jordon Individual 8/28/2020 Incident Records Request Response
20-0151 Terry L. Benzel National Tek Setvices, Inc. 8/28/2020 Contract Records Request Response
20-0150 Frank A. Perrecone Ferolie Perrecone 8/21/2020 Incident Records Request Response
20-0149 Ken Deloian Smart Procure 8/20/2020 Contract Records Request  
20-0148 John Lopez CMC Rebar 8/17/2020 Contract Records Request Response
20-0147 John Lopez CMC Rebar 8/17/2020 Contract Records Request Response
20-0146 Gurrie Rhoads Individual 8/19/2020 Planning Records Request Response
20-0145 Gurrie Rhoads Individual 8/19/2020 Planning Records Request Response
20-0144 Glenn Adams Midwest Salt, LLC 8/18/2020 Contract Records Request Response
20-0142 Thomas Haley Illinois, Indiana and Iowa Foundation for Fair Contracting 8/12/2020 Payroll Records Request Response
20-0141 LaTasha Hall Individual 8/12/2020 Business System Records Request Response
20-0140 Joseph A. Panatera Cassiday Schrade, LLP 8/11/2020 Incident Records Request Response
20-0139 Sarah Weiss Royce Cooper Cohen Braunfeld, LLC 8/10/2020 Business System Records Request Response
20-0138 Anthony Bruno Development Services Corp. 8/10/2020 Contract Records Request Response
20-0137 Heidi Pearson D2K Traffic Safety Inc. 8/7/2020 Contract Records Request Response
20-0136 James Medill Individual 8/7/2020 FOIA Records Request Response
20-0135 Charles Kitzinger Individual 8/6/2020 Contract Records Request Response
20-0134 Arthur Gritmacker Vanderstappen Land Surveying Inc 8/6/2020 Planning Records Request Response
20-0133 John O'Rourke Meade/Infrastructure 8/5/2020 Engineering Records Request Response
20-0131 LaTasha Hall Individual 7/31/2020 Incident Records Request Response
20-0130 Esther Seitz Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP 7/31/2020 Contract Records Request Response
20-0129 John J. Lappe Individual 7/31/2020 FOIA Records Request Response
20-0128 Lindsey Anderson Liberty Mutual 7/31/2020 Incident Records Request Response
20-0127 Joanne Kraus Plote Construction 7/30/2020 Contract Records Request Response
20-0125 Jeffrey A. Krol Johnson & Krol, LLC 7/28/2020 Payroll Records Request Response
20-0124 Joanne Kraus Plote Construction 7/28/2020 Contract Records Request Response
20-0123 Melody Saveall Tristan & Cervantes Law Firm 7/27/2020 Contract Records Request Response
20-0122 Bob Herguth Chicago Sun-Times 7/27/2020 Legal Records Request Response
20-0121 Bob Herguth Chicago Sun-Times 7/27/2020 Administration Records Request Response
20-0120 Bob Herguth Chicago Sun-Times 7/27/2020 Administration Records Request Response
20-0119 Bob Herguth Chicago Sun-Times 7/27/2020 Finance Records Request Response
20-0118 Dorse O. Seiple IV Individual 7/27/2020 Incident Records Request Response
20-0117 Weston Davies Individual 7/24/2020 Incident Records Request Response
20-0116 Deborah Roebert Amica Insurance 7/24/2020 Incident Records Request Response
20-0115 Stephen Neis Individual 7/22/2020 Engineering Records Request Response
20-0114 Joceleene Valerio Compass Surveying Ltd. 7/21/2020 Planning Records Request Response
20-0113 Matthew Friedman Ankin Law Firm 7/21/2020 Incident Records Request Response
20-0112 John La Individual 7/16/2020 Planning Records Request Response
20-0111 Richard Wilk Wilk Construction 7/14/2020 Planning Records Request Response
20-0110 Craig Ettinger Individual 7/14/2020 Business System Records Request Response
20-0109 Max Rodenburg Rembolt Law firm 7/14/2020 Contract Records Request Response
20-0108 Philip Castro Hub International 7/13/2020 FOIA Records Request Response
20-0107 John La Individual 7/9/2020 Planning Records Request Response
20-0106 Nick Schram Individual 7/9/2020 FOIA Records Request Response
20-0105 Ryan Cull OHL North America 7/9/2020 FOIA Records Request Response
20-0104 Mary Nash Ekl, Williams & Provenzale LLC 6/30/2020 Incident Records Request Response
20-0103 Becky Wright Herlihy Mid-Continent Company 6/30/2020 Contract Records Request Response
20-0102 Monica Zamora Chicago United Industries, Ltd. 6/30/2020 Contract Records Request Response
20-0101 Arbra Shehi The Walsh Group 6/29/2020 Contract Records Request Response
20-0100 Mindi Grooms Colonial Oil Industries, Inc. 6/26/2020 Contract Records Request Response
20-0099 Thomas Haley Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa Foundation for Fair Contracting 6/24/2020 Contract Records Request Response
20-0098 Mike O'Donnell WT Group 6/19/2020 Plannig Records Request Response
20-0097 Stacey A. Redenius Hupy and Abraham 6/17/2020 Incident Records Request Response
20-0096 Rebecca Falzone Acuity Insurance 6/16/2020 Incident Records Request Response
20-0095 James V. Ferolo Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins, Ltd. 6/16/2020 FOIA Records Request Response
20-0094 Cheryl Odette ASM Consultants, Inc. 6/10/2020 Planning Records Request Response
20-0093 Brad Holm City of Phoenix Aviation Department 6/9/2020 Contract Records Request Response
20-0092 Cheryl Odette ASM Consultants, Inc. 6/8/2020 Planning Records Request Response
20-0091 Elaine Kes Danny's Construction 6/5/2020 FOIA Records Request Response
20-0090 Mark Barkowski Kiewit Corporation 6/3/2020 FOIA Records Request Response
20-0089 Joe Fish National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) 6/2/2020 Business Systems Records Request Response
20-0088 Heidi Pearson D2K Traffic Safety, Inc. 5/29/2020 Contract Records Request Response
20-0087 Tom Bartosik Atwell, LLC 5/28/2020 Planning records Request Response
20-0086 Jeffrey A. Krol Johnson & Krol, LLC 5/28/2020 Contract Records Request Response
20-0085 Heidi Pearson D2K Traffic Safety, Inc. 5/27/2020 Contract Records Request Response
20-0084 Thomas Haley Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa Foundation for Fair Contracting 5/22/2020 Contract Records Request Response
20-0083 Arbra Shehi The Walsh Group 5/19/2020 Contract Records Request Response
20-0082 Arbra Shehi The Walsh Group 5/19/2020 Contract Records Request Response
20-0081 Marni Pyke Daily Herald 5/15/2020 Administration Records Request Response
20-0080 Marni Pyke Daily Herald 5/13/2020 FOIA Records Request Response
20-0079 Justin Caldwell Farmers Insurance Company 5/12/2020 Incident Records Request Response
20-0078 Heidi Pearson D2K Traffic Safety, Inc. 5/7/2020 Contract Records Request Response
20-0077 Mirnela Delija Kapsch TrafficCom 4/30/2020 Contract Records Request Response
20-0076 Esther J. Seitz Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP 4/27/2020 Information Technology Records Request Response
20-0074 Alex Abraham Individual 4/23/2020 Contract Records Request Response
20-0073

Beth Grogan

K-Five Construction Corporation 4/21/2020 Contract Records Request Response
20-0072 Bianca Billings Individual 4/21/2020 Engineering Records Request Response
20-0071 Thomas Walsh Individual 4/17/2020 Planning Records Request Response
20-0070 Thomas Walsh Individual 4/17/2020 FOIA Records Request Response
20-0069 John Doody Individual 4/16/2020 Incident Records Request Response
20-0066 Maribel Cordova W.E. O'Neil 4/16/2020 Contract Records Request Response
20-0064 Jennifer Haack CampusGuard LLC 4/16/2020 Contract Records Request Response
20-0063 Paul Karnezis American Claims Service Ltd 4/13/2020 Incident Records Request Response
20-0062 Kathryn Davis Atwell, LLC 4/13/2020 Planning Records Request Response
20-0061 Alex Abraham Individual 4/13/2020 Contract Records Request Response
20-0060 Alex Abraham Individual 4/13/2020 Engineering Records Request Response
20-0059 Dominick L. Lanzito Peterson Johnson & Murray SC 4/9/2020 Planning Records Request Response
20-0058 Jacques Bourgouin Honest Abe's Home and Mechanical Solutions LLC 4/9/2020 Business Systems Records Request Response
20-0057 Marni Pyke Daily Herald 4/9/2020 FOIA Records Request Response
20-0056 Cheryl Odette ASM Consultants, Inc. 4/7/2020 Planning Records Request Response
20-0055 William E. Holt Norwest Surveying Services, Inc. 4/7/2020 Planning Records Request Response
20-0054 Esther J. Seitz Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP 3/27/2020 Contract Records Request Response
20-0053 Terry Gill The Walsh Group 3/26/2020 FOIA Records Request Response
20-0052 Edet D. Nsemo Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP 3/17/2020 Incident Records Request Response
20-0051 Robert Trlak Frontier Adjusters 3/11/2020 Incident Records Request Response
20-0050 George Burgess Compass Surveying Ltd. 3/11/2020 Planning Records Request Response
20-0049 Cheryl Odette ASM Consultants, Inc. 3/11/2020 Planning Records Request Response
20-0048 Gregory Gancarczyk Gan Law Group 3/4/2020 Business Systems Records Request Response
20-0047 Marni Pyke Daily Herald 3/4/2020 Engineering Records Request Response
20-0046 Bob Herguth Chicago Sun-Times 3/3/2020 Information Technology Records Request Response
20-0045 George Liscano Individual 3/2/2020 Business Systems Records Request Response
20-0044 Doug Kveck State Farm Insurance Company 2/27/2020 Incident Records Request Response
20-0043 Shannon Andersen Chicago Midwest Claims 2/26/2020 Incident Records Request Response
20-0042 Eric Manning Progressive Insurance 2/25/2020 Incident Records Request Response
20-0041 James Medill Individual 2/25/2020 FOIA Records Request Response
20-0040 Bob Herguth Chicago Sun-Times 2/24/2020 Information Technology  Records Request Response
20-0039 Bob Herguth Chicago Sun-Times 2/24/2020 Information Technology  Records Request Response
20-0038 Bob Herguth Chicago Sun-Times 2/24/2020 Information Technology  Records Request Response
20-0037 Angie Zimmerman Ambassador Steel Fabrication, LLC 2/24/2020 Contract Records Request Response
20-0036 Gregory T. Smith Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins, Ltd. 2/19/2020 Planning Records Request Response
20-0035 Jaclyn Nathe Progressive Insurance 2/19/2020 Incident Records Request Response
20-0034 Marni Pyke Daily Herald 2/19/2020 Administration Records Request Response
20-0033 Alex Abraham Individual 2/18/2020 Contract Records Request Response
20-0032 Matthew Hoffmann SEIU Local 73 2/14/2020 Administration Records Request Response
20-0031 James Medill Individual 2/13/2020 FOIA Records Request Response
20-0030 Cheryl Odette ASM Consultants, Inc 2/13/2020 Planning Records Request Response
20-0029 James Lawson Laborers' Local 727 2/13/2020 Contract Records Request Response
20-0028 Angie Zimmerman Ambassador Steel Fabrication, LLC 2/13/2020 Contract Records Request Response
20-0026 Tesia Galvan THE VRDOLYAK LAW GROUP, LLC 2/6/2020 Finance Records Request Response
20-0025 Dorian Flowers ThinkBox312, Inc. 2/6/2020 Contract Records Request Response
20-0024 Dorian Flowers ThinkBox312, Inc. 2/6/2020 Contract Records Request Response
20-0023 Steven Gonigam Progressive Insurance 2/6/2020 Incident Records Request Response
20-0022 Nick Schram Individual 2/5/2020 FOIA Records Request Response
20-0021 Rachel Eun LOEVY & LOEVY 2/5/2020 FOIA Records Request Response
20-0020 Carrie King SEA Limited 2/5/2020 Incident Records Request Response
20-0019 Nick Schram Individual 2/4/2020 FOIA Records Request Response
20-0018 Darcy Tudor  MAI Custom BPO Solutions 2/3/2020 Contract Records Request Response
20-0017 Lorenzo Botello Jacob & Hefner Associates, Inc. 1/30/2020 Planning Records Request Response
20-0016 Eric Manning Progressive Insurance 1/30/2020 Incident Records Request Response
20-0015 James Medill Individual 1/28/2020 FOIA Records Request Response
20-0014 Kathleen E. Cass Americlaim of Chicago 1/27/2020 Incident Records Request Response
20-0013 Kathleen E. Cass Americlaim of Chicago 1/27/2020 Incident Records Request Response
20-0012 Bob Mortensen Individual 1/24/2020 Business Systems Records Request Response
20-0011 Rachel Cairo Associated Surveying Group, LLC 1/22/2020 Planning Records Request Response
20-0010 Joseph Marques Individual 1/22/2020 Incident Records Request Response
20-0009 Danyle Reith Petroleum Traders Corporation 1/17/2020 Contract Records Request Response
20-0008 Amber L. McConnachie Neal & Leroy, LLC 1/17/2020 Planning Records Request Response
20-0007 Zak Koeske Daily Southtown/Tribune Publishing 1/13/2020 Planning Records Request Response
20-0006 John Cohen Infinitek 1/13/2020 Planning Records Request Response
20-0005 Vikki Price Kemper Personal Insurance 1/13/2020 Incident Records Request Response
20-0004 Sterling Pollard  Individual 1/13/2020 Legal Records Request Response
20-0003 Shannon Andersen Chicago Midwest Claims 1/10/2020 Incident Records Request Response
20-0002 Monica-Kay Gamble  Individual 1/6/2020 Business Systems Records Request Response
20-0001 Tim Novak Chicago Sun-Times 1/3/2020 Administration Records Request Response