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."

2024 FOIA Requests - First Quarter

FOIA #

Requester

Organization

Date

Subject

  
24-0080Leeny CallaghanLaw Office of Bryan P. Lynch4/11/2024Planning RecordsRequest 
24-0079William SeitzLaw Offices of William Seitz4/9/2024Planning RecordsRequest 
24-0078Cheryl OdetteASM Consultants, Inc.4/2/2024Planning RecordsRequestResponse
24-0077Daniel PetrellaChicago Tribune4/1/2024Legal RecordsRequest 
24-0076Officer Kailey KinsellaJanesville Wisconsin PD3/27/2024I-Pass RecordsRequestResponse
24-0075Lydia SimrayhIndiana, Illinois, Iowa Foundation for Fair Contracting 3/26/2024Procurement RecordsRequestResponse
24-0074Stephen M. GobaIllinois Document Preparation Co.3/26/2024Procurement RecordsRequestResponse
24-0073Geoffrey VanceIndividual3/25/2024I-Pass RecordsRequestResponse
24-0072Peter BiancardiFence Masters3/25/2024Procurement RecordsRequestResponse
24-0071Joseph PlovanichChicago Police Department3/22/2024Incident RecordsRequestResponse
24-0070Cheryl OdetteASM Consultants, Inc.3/22/2024Planning RecordsRequestResponse
24-0069Michael PalmerIndividual3/21/2024Incident RecordsRequestResponse
24-0068Nicole LechowiczManhard Consulting3/21/2024Planning RecordsRequestResponse
24-0067Steve ChallyJacob & Hefner Associates3/21/2024Planning RecordsRequestResponse
24-0066Peter BiancardiFence Masters3/20/2024Procurement RecordsRequestResponse
24-0065Chris SalazarManhard Consulting3/20/2024Planning RecordsRequestResponse
24-0064Jodi Cole ThomasContractors Adjustment Company3/19/2024Procurement RecordsRequestResponse
24-0063Arianna GuzmanIndividual3/15/2024Incident RecordsRequestResponse
24-0062Lonnie PhillipsIndividual3/15/2024IT RecordsRequestResponse
24-0061Jacob D. CaudillSwanson, Martin & Bell, LLP3/14/2024Maintenance RecordsRequestResponse
24-0060Paul DeYoungChicago Midwest Claims, Inc.3/14/2024Incident RecordsRequestResponse
24-0059Traci RobertsonNucor Rebar Fabrication3/14/2024Procurement RecordsRequestResponse
24-0058Thomas PavikLHB Corp.3/13/2024Planning RecordsRequestResponse
24-0057John FedunKiewit Corporation3/13/2024Procurement RecordsRequestResponse
24-0056Jaden KleinkeVillage of Pleasant Prairie3/11/2024Incident RecordsRequestResponse
24-0055Savannah KernPetroleum Traders Corporation3/1/2024Procurement RecordsRequestResponse
24-0054Cheryl OdetteASM Consultants, Inc.3/7/2024Planning RecordsRequestResponse
24-0053Greg FlowersMackie Consulting3/6/2024Planning RecordsRequestResponse
24-0052Adam MerryManhard Consulting3/6/2024Planning RecordsRequestResponse
24-0051Curtis J. Tarver, IIIllinois State Representative, 25th District3/6/2024HR RecordsRequestResponse
24-0050Curtis J. Tarver, IIIllinois State Representative, 25th District3/6/2024Procurement RecordsRequestResponse
24-0049Brian DeAngeloIndividual3/6/2024Incident RecordsRequestResponse
24-0048Nicole LechowiczManhard Consulting3/5/2024Planning RecordsRequestResponse
24-0047Sheri ReidSmartProcure3/4/2024Procurement RecordsRequestResponse
24-0046Daniel PetrellaChicago Tribune3/4/2024Legal RecordsRequestResponse
24-0045Dan MilhalopoulosWBEZ2/28/2024Legal RecordsRequestResponse
24-0044Regina HoustonAllstate2/28/2024Incident RecordsRequestResponse
24-0043Cheryl OdetteASM Consultants, Inc.2/27/2024Planning RecordsRequestResponse
24-0042Nick KleinHBK Engineering, LLC2/26/2024Planning RecordsRequestResponse
24-0041Thomas JacobsonLitchfield Cavo, LLP2/23/2024Incident RecordsRequestResponse
24-0040Nick KleinHBK Engineering, LLC2/23/2024Planning RecordsRequestResponse
24-0039Rachel BussaGewalt Hamilton Associates, LLC2/22/2024Planning RecordsRequestResponse
24-0038Juan FavelaIndividual2/22/2024FOIA RecordsRequestResponse
24-0037Craig KinseyIndividual2/20/2024Planning RecordsRequestResponse
24-0036Steve ChallyJacob & Hefner Associates2/20/2024Planning RecordsRequestResponse
24-0035Jim McKenzieFarnsworth Group2/13/2024Planning RecordsRequestResponse
24-0034Amy KallioWhitten Law Office2/13/2024Incident RecordsRequestResponse
24-0033David GiulianiPatch.com2/9/2024IT RecordsRequestResponse
24-0032Diana DudekIndividual2/9/2024Incident RecordsRequestResponse
24-0031Joanna McCallCogency Global2/8/2024Procurement RecordsRequestResponse
24-0030Michaela SanchezWitherite Law Group2/8/2024Incident RecordsRequestResponse
24-0029Ron RossConstruct Connect2/6/2024Procurement RecordsRequestResponse
24-0028Michael FreidelMackie Consulting2/5/2024Planning RecordsRequestResponse
24-0027Gerardo MendezIndiana, Illinois, Iowa Foundation for Fair Contracting 2/5/2024Procurement RecordsRequestResponse
24-0026Kelly BeverDynamic Safety, LLC2/2/2024Incident RecordsRequestResponse
24-0025Kelly BeverDynamic Safety, LLC2/2/2024Incident RecordsRequestResponse
24-0024Daniel PetrellaChicago Tribune2/2/2024Legal RecordsRequestResponse
24-0023Christina ClausenClausen Structures1/30/2024Procurement RecordsRequestResponse
24-0022Thomas KeenanWalsh Group1/30/2024Procurement RecordsRequestResponse
24-0021Lonnie PhillipsIndividual1/30/2024IT RecordsRequestResponse
24-0020Yana ShnayderIndividual1/29/2024FOIA RecordsRequestResponse
24-0019Nick EversonWalsh Group1/26/2024FOIA RecordsRequestResponse
24-0018Nick EversonWalsh Group1/26/2024FOIA RecordsRequestResponse
24-0017Jim McKenzieFarnsworth Group1/25/2024Planning RecordsRequestResponse
24-0016Molly HudgensSEIU Local 731/23/2024Administrative RecordsRequestResponse
24-0015James HarshbargerRic Sampson, Inc.1/19/2024Engineering RecordsRequestResponse
24-0014Scott SheenScott W. Sheen & Associates, P.C.1/19/2024Incident RecordsRequestResponse
24-0013Thomas HaleyIndiana, Illinois, and Iowa Foundation
for Fair Contracting
1/18/2024Procurement RecordsRequestResponse
24-0012Greg FlowersMackie Consulting1/17/2024Planning RecordsRequestResponse
24-0011Anita KinneyIndividual1/16/2024Planning RecordsRequestResponse
24-0010Kyler JuckinsBlock, Klukas, Manzella & Shell, P.C.1/16/2024Incident RecordsRequestResponse
24-0009Domenica DiGioiaAcura, Inc.1/12/2024Planning RecordsRequestResponse
24-0008Lisa JohnsonSheppard Mullin1/12/2024Procurement RecordsRequestResponse
24-0007Richard StoudemireSaalfield Shad, P.A.1/11/2024Procurement RecordsRequestResponse
24-0006John KeatingIndividual1/10/2024Incident RecordsRequestResponse
24-0005Dan PetrellaChicago Tribune1/3/2024Legal RecordsRequestResponse
24-0004Vikrum PannuARC Enterprises, Ltd.1/3/2024Incident RecordsRequestResponse
24-0003PJ RadhawaNBC Universal1/3/2024Business Systems RecordsRequestResponse
24-0002David FulghumIndividual1/2/2024Planning RecordsRequestResponse
24-0001Alice KilpatrickFOIA Professional Services1/2/2024Procurement RecordsRequestResponse