FOIA Request

Freedom of Information Act

How to File a Request

The Freedom of Information Act, 096-0542, is an Illinois statute governing the inspection of public records.  This Act provides for public inspections of records in the possession of Ela Township.   Exemptions are also provided to ensure the confidentiality of certain records; the Act went into effect on January 1, 2010.

To request copies of records or to personally inspect records,  information must be requested in written form.  For your convenience, a Freedom of Information Act request can be made by using the online submission provided, or by downloading a copy of the form provided below.  Use of this form is recommended but not required.  Written requests may be electronically submitted via email at or faxed to (847) 438-9269.  In-person or mail-in requests should be submitted to the Ela Township FOIA Officer, Township Manager Ted Marciniak.

Ela Township will respond to all requests within five business days after the request is received (starting with the first business day after a request is received).  In cases where additional time is necessary, a letter will be sent within the five business day period.  Any written request faxed or emailed to the Township after business hours, Monday through Friday, (except holidays) will be considered received on the next business day.


Online submission

  • Please describe the documents you're requesting by including the type of document, applicable dates and any other relevant information.
    Non standard page size or pages beyond 50 pages will cost $0.15 per additional page.
  • Max. file size: 25 MB.



Ted Marciniak
Township Manager, FOIA Officer

1155 East IL-22
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Monday - Thursday 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Friday: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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