The Freedom of Information Act is the principal Illinois law governing the inspection of public records. It is a pro-disclosure statute that was originally enacted on July 1, 1984. This open government law is grounded in the principle that the public should be able to access public records and information concerning the workings of their government. Open and honest government is one of the cornerstones of American democracy and it can only be achieved through the free exchange of information between government and its citizens. The Freedom of Information Act is a critical tool that citizens can use to illuminate their knowledge concerning government practices.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Freedom of Information Act

FOIA Request Process
If your inquiry is merely a question and not a request to see a specific record/document, you will be best served by calling the District Administrative Center and asking to speak with the appropriate personnel on that topic. The phone number for the District Administrative Center is 708-367-8300. You do not need to file a FOIA unless you want to access a specific record/document.

Many types of documents and other sources of information can found on our website; however, if your interest in Crete-Monee Monee School District 201-U requires a FOIA request, please first read the FAQ document that has been provided for you which describes the process and then use one of the following three ways to submit your request:

By Email to a FOIA Officer at [email protected]

By Mail
FOIA Officer
Crete-Monee School District 201-U
District Administrative Center
690 W. Exchange Street
Crete, IL 60417


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