Open Government in Illinois

Midwest Democracy Network: Open Government in Illinois

The public has a right to know how its government is being run. For a government to be held accountable to the public, it must operate in the open. Public access to government records and meetings are necessary in order to keep our government honest, responsive, and democratic.

The Latest in Illinois for Open Government

Network News

December 19 2012 at 04:02 PM

Multiple filibuster reform possibilities being floated in the Senate

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Filibuster reform appeared to be on the brink of happening, according to a Huffington Post report, but what that reform will…

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August 13 2012 at 09:43 AM

Limitations to online ad spending database

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ProPublica has tried out the new government website that features political ad spending data, now required by the FCC after a ruling earlier this year. The website is far from perfect, ProPublica found, as the database is only searchable by…

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Featured Reports

March 19 2012 at 03:05 PM

Midwest states challenged to lower corruption risk

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No Midwest Democracy Network states rank higher than 10th in a 50-state ranking of state transparency laws and corruption risk standards, and none received a higher grade than C. Michigan’s F grade ranks amongst the lowest in the country, while…

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March 02 2012 at 03:43 PM

State of the States 2012

Headline Image has released their 2012 State of the States report. The report touches on the issues and stories that will take center stage around the country in state governments this year. Included here are…

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