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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 […]

Daily Herald- Guest View, Comptroller Topinka Misunderstands Illinois Freedom of Information (FOIA) Law

by Adam Andrzejewski CEO, nonprofit For The Good of Illinois January 9, 2013 Read original editorial here:  http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130114/discuss/701149971/ Illinois Comptroller […]

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 […]

Illinois Channel: Springfield Press Conference detailing For The Good of Illinois v. State of Illinois, Comptroller January 8th, 2013

CLICK HERE to watch Illinois Channel coverage of our entire press conference Nine months ago we filed a Freedom of […]

WREX-NBC Rockford- Coverage of For The Good of Illinois v. State of Illinois, Comptroller

http://www.wrex.com/story/20547649/2013/01/09/organization-files-lawsuit-against-illinois-state-comptroller The head of an organization calling for transparency in state government has filed suit against the Illinois State Comptroller. […]

WICS-ABC20 Springfield News Coverage- Lawsuit Filed Against Illinois Comptroller’s Office

Click here to watch the news segment on WICS-ABC20. An organization called For the Good of Illinois has filed a […]

Suburban Life News: For The Good of Illinois Sues Comptroller Over FOIA Dispute

Read original article here:  http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2013/01/09/for-the-good-of-illinois-sues-comptroller-judy-baar-topinka-over-foia-dispute/a6he24y/ HINSDALE — “For the Good of Illinois” filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Comptroller Judy Baar […]

Quincy Journal & WTAD Quincy- Interview and Coverage of For The Good of Illinois v. State of Illinois, Comptroller

Transparency activist and one- time gubernatorial candidate Adam Andrzejewski asked State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka to open her books and […]

Talk 101 Decatur- 100.9 WZUS Tara Nickerson Show, Unveiling our Lawsuit Complaint

LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW HERE: http://forthegoodofillinois.org/wp-content/uploads/ADAM-A-INTERVIEW-TUE-1-8-13.mp3 During the evening drive, Adam Andrzejewski CEO of For The Good of Illinois talks […]

Alton Telegraph Editorial, “The True Definition of ‘Undue Burden’- To the Comptroller: Open Up”

Alton Telegraph Editorial January 8, 2012 Read original, click here. We’ve always thought of state Comptroller Judy Baar-Topinka’s office as […]

Case Example: Why is the State Checkbook Important?

After Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka rejected our request for one year of the state checkbook, we asked the Attorney General’s […]

Forcing Open The State Checkbook- Details of our Lawsuit Complaint

“The Comptroller refused to show citizens the state checkbook and the Attorney General refused to do anything about it.” For […]

Press Release: Forcing Open The State Checkbook- Press Conference

                      www.forthegoodofillinois.org  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    January 8, 2013 Contact: William Bernardoni, […]

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 […]