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LaSalle County, Illinois

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LaSalle County is one of 102 counties in Illinois.

Website evaluation

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Budget Y
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Meetings Y
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Elected Officials P
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Administrative Officials P
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Permits, zoning Y
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Audits P
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Contracts P
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Lobbying N
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Public records
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Local taxes P
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Transparency grading process


Main article: Evaluation of Illinois county websites

This website was most recently evaluated June 29, 2012.

The good

  • Board meeting minutes are available[1], along with recent meeting agenda.[2]
  • Building permit information is available[3], as well as zoning info.[4]
  • Information on how to make a public records request is provided.[5]
  • Most recent audit is posted.[6]
  • The current budget is posted and previous budgets are available in the drop down menu.[7]
  • Information on property taxes is posted.[8]
    • Tax payment options are also posted.[9]

The bad

  • The site is cumbersome to use requiring readers to use multiple drop-down menus to find information.
    • Many of the links in the drop down menu are dead links.
  • Board Members are listed, but contact information does not include emails.[10]
  • There is a link to the county auditor's office, but as of June 29, 2012 it is unavailable.[11]
    • The most recent financial audit is available, but audits for previous years are not available.
  • A page for current bids is on the site, but no information is posted.[12]
  • Does not disclose if belongs to government sector lobbying associations.
  • A link to county tax information is provided, but it leads to a dead link.[13]
  • A built in search engine is available in a drop down menu, but requests lead no where.[14]



Lobbying

Main article:Illinois government sector lobbying

LaSalle County does not have contracts with lobbyists. Its employees belong to several government sector lobbying associations.

Year Association Amount
2009 Illinois Association of County Officials $1,600
2009 National Association of Counties $2,349
2009 Prairie Rivers Resource Conservation & Development $250
2010 Government Finance Officers Association $1,140
2008 Illinois Association of County Board Members $1,600
2008 National Association of Counties $2,349
2008 Government Finance Officers Association $1,125
2009 Prairie Rivers Resource Conservation & Development $250
2008 Illinois Association of County Board Members $1,600
2008 National Association of Counties $2,349
2008 Prairie Rivers Resource Conservation & Development $250
2008 Government Finance Officers Association $1,095
2006 Illinois Association of County Board Members $1,600
2007 Illinois Association of County Board Members $1,600
2005 Illinois Association of County Board Members $1,600
2004 Illinois Association of County Board Members $1,585

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