Freedom of Information Act

The Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

  • Principal Illinois law governing the inspection of public records
  • Originally enacted on July 1, 1984


The public should be able to access public records and information about the workings of their government. The Illinois FOIA was amended in 2009. In amending the FOIA, the Illinois General Assembly declared: 

“It is the public policy of the state of Illinois that access by all persons to public records promotes the transparency and accountability of public bodies at all levels of government. It is a fundamental obligation of government to operate openly and provide public records as expediently and efficiently as possible in compliance with this Act.”


FOIA requests

This log provides public transparency regarding all completed FOIA requests.

06.29.23 Cam Rodriguez F21 payroll expenditures
07.02.23 Sid Stevens Enrolled SU23 student directory information 
07.05.23 Kyle Owens Student loan review committee structure
07.10.23 Gregory Eskov Student loan review committee structure, meeting minutes
07.11.23 Gregory Eskov Records of student loan approvals and denials (2013-2023)
07.25.23 Muriel Bean Directory information for currently enrolled freshman & sophomore students
07.31.23 Lindsey Cook, Stamats Copies of all winning proposals, non-winning proposals and bid tabulation sheets for Brand Revitalization/Website Redesign RFP
08.11.23 The Generation Lab Email address, official title and official bio of each member of the faculty & staff at Carl Sandburg College in the current academic term
09.12.23 Taylor Schukert, Recruiting NCO — United States Army List of enrolled students for the current semester including name, address, phone number and expected graduation year
09.25.23 Sheri Reid, SmartProcure Purchasing records from May 18, 2023 to Sept. 25, 2023
10.26.23 The Generation Lab Email addresses, majors, class year and participation in officially recognized sports for current undergraduate and, if applicable, graduate students in fall 2023
11.10.23 Christopher Williams Requester's personnel file, training records and full email communication history; budget records for the Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science programs for the past year; video footage of the requester; Human Resources records related to other college personnel; Upward Bound program computer drives for the purpose of retrieving personal documents


FOIA requests should be directed to

You may also contact one of the Carl Sandburg College Freedom of Information Act Officers:

Autumn Scott
Vice President of Student Development, Freedom of Information Act Officer
2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.,
Galesburg, IL 61401


Michelle Johnson
Associate Vice President of Institutional Resources, Freedom of Information Act Officer
2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.,
Galesburg, IL 61401