Learn More Open the Books

A $48 Million Ride- School District Taxi Cab Service

“47 School Districts spent tens of millions… $48.864 Million on taxi cab service (2006-11)”  For The Good of Illinois, policy […]


You Asked. We Answered- 1.2 million of your questions.

In six months, we’ve answered 1.2 million questions at www.openthebooks.com. Last September, we set national transparency precedence by posting the […]


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, […]


The Strenuous Life- Reviewing 2011

“… do not shrink from danger, from hardship, or from bitter toil” Teddy Roosevelt, April 10, 1899 Hamilton Club, Chicago […]