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A “Flood” of Support- Thank you

Over the Christmas Holiday, more than 300 letters, notes, and emails of grassroots support flowed into the Rauner Team regarding […]

Chicago Tribune Editorial Board: The Burden of Transparency– abused loophole lets officials withhold too much public data from Illinois citizens

Read the entire Editorial: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-foia-0127-jm-20130127,0,4995587.story Nine months ago, the nonprofit For the Good of Illinois asked the Illinois comptroller’s office […]

Rockford Register Star- Opinion Editorial, “Trying To Force Open The State’s Checkbook” by Adam Andrzejewski, CEO For The Good of Illinois

Read the original here:  http://www.rrstar.com/opinions/columnists/x1353234040/Guest-Column-Trying-to-force-open-the-states-checkbook Nine months ago, our organization, For the Good of Illinois, filed a Freedom of Information […]

National News Coverage- America’s Morning News: Illinois Comptroller Sued for State Checkbook

Click here to hear Adam Andrzejewski, CEO nonprofit For The Good of Illinois nationally broadcast radio interview. Early on Wednesday morning, […]

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 […]

Good Deeds In A Naughty World- Contest

“How far that little candle throws its beams!  So shines a good deed in a naughty world.” William Shakespeare A […]

Give Property Tax Payers the Power to Cut Levies

This group in Ohio is hopping mad at bad school district management (is there any other kind?). They placed a […]

POP a CAP on that TAX!

One of the big items of discussion in Illinois right now is the move to shift the responsibility for school […]

Taxes for Taxis Exposure Results in Policy Changes

Here is how For the Good of Illinois, and our OpenTheBooks.com website saves taxpayers money. At least 3 out of […]

Daily Herald Covers Taxes for Taxis

Sunday’s Daily Herald covered the $48 million cab fare controversy that For the Good of Illinois highlighted a few weeks […]

It’s Like Bruno Says…

As we here at For the Good of Illinois build out our OpenTheBooks website, we come across all kinds of […]

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 […]

The Books Are Open- Your School Checkbook

“$52 Billion in School District Vendor Spending- Online” The Books are Open Today, we set another Illinois transparency milestone. We […]