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Champaign News-Gazette, Jim Dey: Open The Books Opens Whole New World to Taxpayers

Read original column here: http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/2013-11-02/jim-dey-open-books-opens-whole-new-world-taxpayers.html Champaign, IL – Nobody knows better than Adam Andrzejewski that politics is a numbers game. […]


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 […]


The Magical Illinois Checkbook- Statewide Subscriber Email

  The Comptroller’s job is to pay the bills.  And, all people deserve to see the electronic record- the State’s checkbook- […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]