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What Gov. Quinn Didn’t Tell You

“Yes, Illinois is doing well… Our #1 manufactured product is corruption.” what Gov. Quinn didn’t tell you State of State […]


OUR 2013 IMPACT SUMMARY- “THE GOOD IN ILLINOIS”

“This kind of work requires time, tenacity and resources.” Jim Dey  | Champaign News-Gazette November 2, 2013 Thanks to your […]


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. […]


Subscriber Email: We sued. Taxpayers Won. Forcing open 17 years of State of Illinis checkbook spending

FORCING OPEN THE ILLINOIS   STATE CHECKBOOK All public payments since 1996 soon online “We sued because the Comptroller refused […]


Where Big Government Hides, Subscriber Email April 15, 2013

“…to release the records requested would take an extremely time consuming effort … three days.” Comptroller Topinka- Attorney General Lisa […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]