Suburban Government Transparency Audit

As a transparency nerd, big projects like these are a dream come true.

The Illinois Policy Institute released a roundup on the public accessibility of suburban government info yesterday, and it is thorough. It’s results? Troubling, to say the least.

Three governments got a perfect score: Hanover Township, Kane County, and Lombard.

In last place, the Barrington Park District had less than 9 percent of the required information available for public access. 32 suburban governments had less than a 30 percent success rate.

The Daily Herald broke down the data in a great article & related graphics:

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Check out their full analysis here: