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Subscriber Email: Our 2013 National Media Coverage

The Wall Street Journal, Fox News Channel, National Review, American Spectator, John Stossel’s Special- Innovation Nation… Download Open The Books 2013 National […]


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 […]


“Open the Books” Smart Phone App on FOX, ABC, CBS, NBC National News Segment

 NEW APP SHOWS HOW FEDERAL MONEY IS SPENT   Click Here to Watch News story on FOX, ABC, CBS, & […]


Federal Spending Exposed, 12 Years of United States Government Spending- Subscriber Email

“This may be the smartest thing smart phones have produced yet.” Teresa Mull, American Spectator  Click to read post Download […]


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 […]


Tribune and Dennis Byrne tout “Open the Books”

Dennis Byrne wrote an insightful piece on wasteful suburban spending. He seems to have the same insight that we do […]


Judy Baar Topinka flatters For the Good of Illinois

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so you can imagine how flattered we are that Comptroller […]


The Books Are Open- September 13, 2011

“A Republic, if you can keep it.” Benjamin Franklin, 1787 Today, we set a national precedent. We opened the books. […]


It’s a Sunny Day- OUR RECORD

by Adam Andrzejewski CEO, For The Good of Illinois March 14, 2011 G.K. Chesterton stated, “The highest office any of […]


Who’s Afraid of the Forensic Audit?

Rich Miller just wrote a one-sided hit piece on the forensic audit. This post is intended to provide clarity and context.


Republicans again call for “transparency”

August 27, 2010 Republicans again call for “transparency” Dunstan calls Slusser’s efforts political “grandstanding” Edwardsville Intelligencer By Steve Horrell Madison […]


Why Must Government Be Coerced Into Sharing Information?

Aug 11, 2010 Why must government be coerced into sharing information? Suburban Life Publications By Jerry Moore Western Suburbs – […]


Renew The Forensic Audit Call

August 2, 2010 Our View: Renew the forensic audit call The Journal Standard Once again the Quinn administration has an […]


Vote Down Party Lines On Forensic Audit

Sad day in Illinois when 68 legislators vote no to audit the spending while the state careens toward insolvency. Out-of-control […]


The Transparent Sheriff

May 11, 2010 The Transparent Sheriff – Lake County’s Mark Curran Chicago Daily Observer by Maria Rodriguez On April 13, […]