Ensuring the Public Trust

We are committed to open government and will work continually to provide access to financial and administrative information so you can feel confident about the stewardship of your tax dollars.

Our website is a comprehensive source of frequently requested information, including our annual budget, monthly expenditures, audits, administrative data, Board actions, and vendor contracts. We receive most of our funding through property taxes. Fees, other charges, grants, gifts and donations make up the balance. View budget »


The Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) allows you to access public records you may not find on our website. We maintain a comprehensive set of procedures, instructions and forms for requesting records in accordance with our FOIA rules and regulations. Request public records »

Doing Business With Us

Each year, we purchase millions of dollars of goods and services from a variety of contractors, vendors and businesses to help us complete large preserve and trail construction projects, implement land management efforts, acquire equipment and perform professional services. View current bids and proposals »

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