The promise was to “Open the Books.” Six months ago, we posted the pay and pensions of nearly all public employees at every level of Illinois government.
On Tuesday, May 1st, we’ll post the vendor spending of every Illinois school district from 2006 through 2011.
When you click at open the books.com, what will you find?
Here’s what we found…
822 of 870 Illinois school districts haven’t hired a taxi cab service. But, 47 districts all in northern Illinois have spent tens of millions.
Township High School D214 in Arlington Heights is the taxi cab leader- $6.836 million (2006-11). 303 Taxi is the district’s top vendor and has been paid out $3.489 million, click for annual amounts.
Last year, Township High School D214 spent $1.379 million- that’s $7,454 per day or $37,270 per week on taxi cab rides!
Here’s the top five school districts (2006-2011):
Township HS District 214, Arlington Heights… $6.836 million
Maine Twp HS District 207, Park Ridge… $4.501 million
Evanston Twp HS District 202, Evanston… $3.753 million
Northfield Twp HS District 225, Northbrook-Glenview… $2.310 million
Hinsdale Twp HS District 86, Hinsdale… $2.309 million
On Tuesday, May 1st, what will you discover in your local school district?
Be a part of the transparency revolution!
Hank Kruse | Chairman
For The Good of Illinois
Incoming Executive Director Past President & Founder
Bruno Behrend Adam Andrzejewski
PS. Download your “Open The Books” iPhone App. See all your local government salaries.