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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


2012 Business Leader of Year Award: Adam Andrzejewski

In June, 2012, the Illinois State Crime Commission selected Adam Andrzejewski as 2012 Business Leader of the Year.  For his […]


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 […]


“Open The Books” Project Tip Sheet

www.openthebooks.com “OPEN THE BOOKS” PROJECT Download a pdf copy of this “tip sheet”, here. INITIATIVE:  Open the books on every […]


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 […]


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 […]


Politics Notebook: Want to see local government salaries? Check your smartphone

Editors Note:  Our founder and former CEO Adam Andrzejewski is quoted in this political column of the Belleville News-Democrat.  Last […]


Eye on state keeps it in check, Decatur Herald & Review Editorial

Mention the words “open government” or “transparency” and the eyes of a lot of readers glaze over. But the pension […]


Stop Pension Abuse- Sen. Matt Murphy, Chicago Tribune

It’s a simple, common sense idea: public pensions should be paid only to those who actually work for the public. […]


Sen. Kyle McCarter and Rep. Dwight Kay Endorse SB2499

For Immediate Release Oct. 13, 2011 Union Leadership Draining Millions from Public Pensions Sen. Kyle McCarter and Rep. Dwight Kay […]