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Your Right To Know This- Illinois Comptroller Rejects Our Request for State Checkbook

“We aren’t asking the Comptroller to lead the charge on openness and accountability – only to follow the law.” Nine […]


Opinion Editorial: A Threat to Illinois Transparency Law- Roger Eddy and Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB)

Opinion Editorial:  Champaign New-Gazette; Kankakee Daily Journal; Suburban Life Newspapers By Adam Andrzejewski– Founder, For The Good Of Illinois Organization Illinois […]


Adam Andrzejewski Interview on Public Affairs with Jeff Berkowitz

Watch the show online here: http://www.youtube.com/user/publicaffairstv/featured The Public Affairs program with Jeff Berkowitz is airing tonight in 24 suburban towns […]


Botched Homicide Investigation; Golden Parachute from Attorney General

After a botched indictment of Mayor Daley’s nephew…  “the lead ‘investigator’ ends up with a Chicago police pension; a new […]


Another Day, Another Scandal

The management at NIU (Northern Illinois University) have another headache. It seems that 9 of their employees have been selling […]


History of Subprime Morgage Crisis

Clinton, Obama and the Subprime Mortgage Crisis Sep 27, 2012 Ironically, Barack Obama led the effort that caused the mess […]


The cost of public unions

Absent the cost of volatile food and energy crises, we are told that inflation in the US is under control. […]


I predicted this years ago

Back before I re-entered working in the policy and political domain, I was discussing how the growth of unsustainable pension […]


A Note About Auditing Government Agencies

The Houston City Council just voted to audit the Houston pension system. Audit of pension systems will cost Houston $395,000 […]


Tribune and Dennis Byrne tout “Open the Books”

Dennis Byrne wrote an insightful piece on wasteful suburban spending. He seems to have the same insight that we do […]


After “Big Dogs” Report: Lyons Township School Treasurer’s office President Resigns

Editors Note:  On May 9th, For The Good of Illinois, Behrend Behrend Executive Director, issued our “Big Dogs Report”.  Here’s […]


Judy Baar Topinka flatters For the Good of Illinois

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so you can imagine how flattered we are that Comptroller […]


So Much for Lame Auditing… Dixon and $30 Million

“If there’s hanky-panky with the city’s money, you’d think these people are going to find it out,” he said. “We’re […]


Roger Eddy Makes $289,078 per year at taxpayer expense.

ROGER EDDY TOTAL COMPENSATION: $289,078 plus Updated February 14, 2012 Click here to review the most updated Roger Eddy Compensation Analysis. […]


Illinois has… Corruption? Subscriber Email

“If it isn’t the most corrupt state in the United States, it’s certainly one hell of a competitor.” Robert Gates, […]