Freedom of Information Act

The Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides public access to government documents and records. As a state institution, the University of Illinois is subject to the Illinois FOIA.

The UIC Office of Public Affairs responds to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for the Chicago campus. Requests must include the requestor's name, contact information, and a description of the document(s) being sought. The request must clearly state that you are requesting information under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act.

Submit your request by mail, email, fax or in person to:

Jenny Fontaine
Freedom of Information Act Officer
University of Illinois at Chicago
Office of Public Affairs, MC 288
601 S. Morgan St., 1301 UH
Chicago, IL 60607
Fax: (312) 996-3754

After being notified of availability, you may view responsive documents in coordination with the Office of Public Affairs without charge, or a copy of the responsive documents may be obtained at the rate of twenty-five cents per page. If the documents are to be sent by United States mail, there is also a charge for postage. Printed copies of records will be provided only after payment (via check) is received by the Office of Public Affairs. A summary of the categories of records that can be obtained from UIC via FOIA can be found at

If you have questions, contact Ms. Fontaine at (312) 996-2216.

If your FOIA is for information from one of the other University of Illinois campuses or the central administration offices, please direct your request to the appropriate office:
Central Administration | Urbana-Champaign | Springfield.