Suburbs see more requests for public information

A Daily Herald survey of municipalities found that many suburbs have received more Freedom of Information requests over the past few years.
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Town name20092010201120122013% change
from 2011
Addison866912833-3.8
Algonquin12544644947149410.0
Arlington Heights9071108116228.1
Aurora22322751382671.4
Barrington17241748947814.6
Bartlett540650875870751-14.2
Bloomingdale450494459470-4.9
Buffalo Grove66489579985195719.8
Carol Stream48361574968010.6
Carpentersville10831346
Cary2172302368.8
Des Plaines7017809411330148858.1
Elgin263127293130324518.9
Elk Grove Village8861017106620.3
Fox River Grove89138174122-11.6
Geneva3343473593572.9
Gilberts385743456346.5
Glen Ellyn2102322402340.9
Grayslake9714013741.2
Gurnee864824100816.7
Hampshire208012513771.3
Hawthorn Woods4885
Hoffman Estates51510651314137028.6
Huntley12415413117816122.9
Inverness69989436.2
Kildeer5163697722.2
Lake in the Hills34828133634121.4
Lake Villa4840485947.5
Lake Zurich22930831838.9
Lakemoor849911311213.1
Lincolnshire17114519618829.7
Lindenhurst159160134-15.7
Mount Prospect44054559735.7
Mundelein5605436007.1
Naperville701871912866867-4.9
North Aurora4639675028.2
Oak Brook390671481555-17.3
Oakbrook Terrace14612780-45.2
Palatine14211540169816778.9
Prospect Heights36948914251.1
Rolling Meadows30757071295495233.7
Roselle34737441444819.8
Round Lake821231331571416.0
Round Lake Beach118117104113-3.4
Schaumburg21352437266524.8
Sleepy Hollow4355479.3
South Elgin281326279-0.7
St. Charles21026125330831825.7
Tower Lakes14242014-41.7
Villa Park58557277074530.2
Warrenville330288297-10.0
West Chicago15947251353359516.0
West Dundee562111952221960.5
Wheaton8129738757.8
Wheeling62069172617.1

Source: Municipal clerks or FOIA officers. Note: Not all suburbs had records of FOIA numbers available for each year requested