Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - The Office of the City Clerk at Waukegan City Hall is OPEN to the public, Monday - Friday 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.   As usual, phone calls to City Hall, emails and voicemails will be retrieved, distributed and attended to on a daily basis.  The Office of the City Clerk will continue to keep the public informed regarding City Council meetings as well as prepare agendas, plus, process FOIA’s, Death & Birth certificates in addition to liquor licensing renewals during this time.  For additional questions please call us direct at 847-599-2513.


Waukegan’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer is City Clerk Janet E. Kilkelly.

Persons seeking information from the City of Waukegan pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act should use the City’s form and follow the instructions below.

**If you are requesting information on behalf of a client or third party, you must provide signed authorization from said client or third party in order to obtain said information.

Return the FOIA form to the Office of the City Clerk, only.
Electronic (Fill-in) Version of FOIA Form (PDF)

  • By mail or in person:
    100 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
    Waukegan, IL 60085
  • Via fax: 847-360-9744
  • Via Email

**After Submitting a FOIA to the Office of the City Clerk, you will receive an e-mail confirming that your FOIA has been processed. If you DO NOT receive a receipt within 24 hours, you must contact the Office of the City Clerk.

We are required to answer your request within a number of working days after receipt of the request. The length of time for the reply is dependent upon the type of information requested and the purposes for such information. To the extent possible, the majority of responses will be sent via electronic communication. If you wish to receive printed copies, please advise us, and be aware that a charge of $0.15 per page applies for black and white copies after the first 50 pages.

Department documents available