Parties involved in roadway crashes do not need to complete a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to obtain a copy of the crash report. The Police Department uses third-party software to report crashes to the State of Illinois. These reports are available online with proper credentials for $13. Copies of crash reports also are available at the Police Department for $5.
Persons not listed on the crash report must submit the standard FOIA request prior to review and release of a report. The $5 fee applies to any complete or redacted crash report that is released.