Freedom of Information Act
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a state statute that gives the public the right to access government documents and records. The premise behind FOIA is that the public has a right to know what the government is doing. The law states that a person can ask a public body for a copy of its records on a specific subject and the public body must provide those records, unless there is an exemption in the statute that protects those records from disclosure (for example: records containing information concerning trade secrets or personal privacy).
There is no charge for the first 50 black and white letter or legal size copies provided. For additional copies, the College may charge a fee of $0.10 per page for black and white standard size copies. The actual cost of copies may be charged for color or non-standard size copies, and for the recording medium (e.g. CD or tape) where applicable.
You can learn more about the FOIA at the Illinois Attorney General's Office web site.
Please submit FOIA requests to Christina Haggerty, Acting FOIA Officer, via:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: (815) 455-8727
- Mail: Christina Haggerty at McHenry County College, 8900 US Highway 14, Crystal Lake, IL 60012
- Fax: (815) 455-3684
- Annual enrollment