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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 […]


Bruno Behrend Interviews with Jeff Berkowitz on Public Affairs Show

A few weeks ago I taped an interview with Jeff Berkowitz of Public Affairs. The video is below.   While […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Walter Russel Mead imitates For the Good of Illinois

Today, one the nation’s best known center-right bloggers and essayists posted the following; Time to Occupy State Pensions? It lays […]


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 […]


Daily Herald Letter: Good job or no, he’s paid too much

Letter To Editor Daily Herald May 27, 2012 Read and Comment on Letter- Here. There is no argument that the […]


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 […]


Editorial: Following The Money Clarifies Extent of Problem

To read the original editorial, click here. Bruno Behrend isn’t the most popular man among Illinois government types. But he’s […]


Local Government – Putting the “Statist” in Statistics

A few days ago, we showcased 13 City Managers who were taking in over $200K/year “managing” their suburban fiefdoms. The […]


The Big Dogs’ High-Fat Diet

A few days ago, we sent out an email blast detailing the extremely high compensation of some village Managers in […]