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Chicago Biz Journals: Open the Books to see government spending details on your phone

Adam Andrzejewski says his web site and mobile app, Open the Books, could help motivate people to hold government officials […]


WGN Radio, The Mike McConnell Show- Open The Books interview

WGN RADIO-  MIKE McCONNELL SHOW listen to the podcast here:  http://wgnradio.com/2013/05/31/a-more-transparent-illinois/ Mike meets with Adam Andrzejewski, Founder & CEO of […]


We Are… On The Move: Details of our May 6th Open House Event

“The ‘Good Machine’ has a New Home” JT Burr Ridge Office Complex I-55 & County Line Road, 200 S. Frontage […]


Where Your Money Goes by Roger Kimball, PJ Media “Roger’s Rules”

From Roger Kimball at PJ Media see the original post here. It’s that time of year again.  Like millions of […]


Rockford Register Star- Opinion Editorial, “Trying To Force Open The State’s Checkbook” by Adam Andrzejewski, CEO For The Good of Illinois

Read the original here:  http://www.rrstar.com/opinions/columnists/x1353234040/Guest-Column-Trying-to-force-open-the-states-checkbook Nine months ago, our organization, For the Good of Illinois, filed a Freedom of Information […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Every School District Checkbook, Online

“Since 2006, Hinsdale District 86 has spent millions… $2.309 million on taxi cab service.” Adam Andrzejewski, founder OpenTheBooks.com  The promise […]


The Strenuous Life- Reviewing 2011

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


Transparency and That Dreaded ‘Four Letter Word’

Last week Illinois taxpayers welcomed the long-awaited introduction of a convenient transparency tool, a tool which informs taxpayers of Illinois […]


“The Illinois’ Pension Invention!”

“ Illinois’ #1 manufactured product… Corruption!” Today, the Chicago Tribune editorial page says that pension investment insider Bill Cellini goes […]