Request Information by FOIA

The Illinois Freedom of Information Act, or Illinois FOIA 
(download FOIA request form), is a series of laws designed to guarantee that the public has access to public records of government bodies at all levels in Illinois. The law was first enacted in 1984.

The latest law was enacted in August 2009, and went into effect on January 1, 2010. The Illinois FOIA is based on an assertion in the statute that access to “full and complete information regarding the affairs of government” is “necessary to enable the people to fulfill their duties of discussing public issues fully and freely, making informed political judgments and monitoring government to ensure that it is being conducted in the public interest.”

Below is link to the text of the Freedom of Information Act itself as provided by the Attorney General’s Office Website:
Illinois Freedom of Information Act

To read all FOIA General Information download the following:
FOIA General Information

For specific information, download the individual .pdf links below:

General Information

Mission Statement

Summary of Budgets

Fire & Police Commission

Personnel Roster

Organizational Chart - Command Protocol

Organizational Chart - Divisions

FOIA Request Form

Index of Records Available for Immediate Disclosure

Index of Available Records



"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."                                                                                                                                                 

  Morris Police Department

Morris, Illinois 

Edmund Burke

Freedom of Information Requests may be made:

  • In Person at the Records Department of the Morris Police Department, 200 E. Chapin Street, Morris, Illinois 60450

  • By mail to the FOIA Officer, Sheri Simms, at the address shown above.

  • By emailing the FOIA Officer at

  • By fax to 815.942.2853