It is the public policy of this State that public bodies exist to aid in the conduct of the people's
    business and that the people have a right to be informed as to the conduct of their business.
    – Illinois Open Meetings Act, 5 ILCS 120/1.

Pursuant to the fundamental philosophy of the American constitutional form of government, it is declared to be
the public policy of the State of Illinois that all persons are entitled to full and complete information regarding
the affairs of government and the official acts and policies of those who represent them as public officials and
public employees consistent with the terms of this Act. Such access 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.
– Illinois Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140/1.

To assure compliance with State of Illinois law as well as to promote transparency
concerning Marion County Health Department operations, the Department provides
the following information regarding the Freedom of Information Act.

Freedom of Information Compliance Links:

Freedom of Information Officer:
    Lori Ryan
    Marion County Health Department
    118 Cross Creek Boulevard
    Salem, Illinois 62881
    Phone: (618) 548-3878
    Fax: (618) 548-3866
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Illinois Attorney
General's FOIA

Illinois FOIA
Statute (full text)

Illinois OPen
Meetings Act
statute (full text)