Freedom of Information Act

The County of Franklin is dedicated to creating and maintaining an open and transparent government entity.  Each department has a trained Freedom of Information Officer who is responsible for responding to all requests.  The responses to all requests are governed by (5ILCS 140/) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and guided by the Franklin County States’ Attorney.  The entire act can be accessed with the following link to the Illinois General Assembly website.

If you have a FOIA request for a specific department of the Franklin County Government, the following list is the FOIA officer and mailing address for each department.

Department

FOIA Contact

Mailing Address

County Clerk & Recorder

Greg Woolard

Franklin County Courthouse

PO Box 607

Benton, IL  62812

 

County Coroner

Marty P. Leffler

Justice Center

411 E. Main

Benton, IL  62812

 

County Engineer

Cathryn Samples

County Engineer

13034 Oddfellow Lane

Benton, IL  62812

 

County Treasurer

Steve Vercellino

Franklin County Courthouse

PO Box 967

Benton, IL  62812

foia@franklincountyil.org

 

County Sheriff

Dava Lewis

Franklin County Jail

403 E. Main

Benton, IL  62812

 

Circuit Clerk

Cathy Dial

Franklin County Courthouse

PO Box 485

Benton, IL  62812

 

Franklin County Emergency Management Agency

Ryan Buckingham

Franklin County EMA

401 E. Park Street

Benton, IL  62812

 

Franklin-Williamson Regional Superintendent

Lori LeQuatte

Regional Superintendent of Schools

901 Public Square

Benton, IL  62812

 

States Attorney

Evan L. Owens

Justice Center

411 E. Main

Benton, IL  62812

 

Supervisor of Assessments

Cindy Humm

Supervisor of Assessments

901 Public Square

Benton, IL  62812

 

Emergency Telephone System Board - 911

Mike Carpenter

907 West Washington Street

Benton, IL  62812

 

Chief Probation Officer

Monica Urban

Justice Center

411 E. Main

Benton, IL  62812

If you are unsure of the department to direct your request, you may mail your request to the Franklin County Board Office, Attn:  Gayla Sink Prather, 901 Public Square, Benton, IL 62812 and it will be forwarded to the appropriate department.