FOIA 101: Crafting a Records Request

Here are some pro tips on filing a FOIA request in Illinois, including what’s available under state law, how to file a request and what to do if you’re denied. The expert panel included Casey Toner, Jared Rutecki, Katie Drews, and was moderated by Brett Chase.

This video was taken during FOIA Fest 2017, which brought journalists together to share tips and tools on how to dig for the truth using the Freedom of Information Act, including panels and training sessions on everything from finding records hidden in plain sight to analyzing data for hard-hitting investigations.