Background checks are not processed under the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact Police Records for additional information of requesting a Background Check at 309.454.9528.
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McLean County uses a consolidated booking center. All agencies in McLean County, including the Town of Normal transport arrestees to the McLean County Jail. Arrest Records are maintained by the McLean County Sheriff’s Department and should be requested directly through that agency.
Follow this link to be directed to the McLean County Sheriff’s Online FOIA Request Form. Select the Submit a Request button.
Court Records are maintained by the McLean County Circuit Clerk. If you are seeking Disposition information, Charges, or if you have a Court Case Number (ex. 2019CF1234, 19TR1234, 19 CM 1234) they may be available through the McLean County Public Access web page.
Follow this link to be directed to the McLean County Circuit Clerk Public Access web page.
Pursuant to law, you are entitled to appeal the decision denying your request for certain information. You may appeal by requesting a review by the Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor within 60 calendar days from the date of this denial. Here is the contact information of the Public Access Counselor:
Office of the Attorney GeneralPublic Access Bureau500 S. 2nd Street Springfield, Illinois firstname.lastname@example.org
You also have the right to judicial review. Suit may be filed in the Circuit Court for McLean County:
Law and Justice CenterCircuit Clerk104 W. Front St. Bloomington, IL 61701 309-888-5301https://www.mcleancountyil.gov/80/Circuit-Clerk
Pursuant to the Juvenile Court Act of 1987, police reports involving a juvenile who has been arrested or investigated may not be released. Reports involving a juvenile who has been arrested or investigated may only be released upon receipt of an Order from the presiding juvenile Court judge.