River Forest, Illinois

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River Forest is a city in Illinois.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Illinois city websites
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Transparency grading process

The good

  • Contact information for village administrative officials is available.[1]
  • Budget and audits are available for review.[2]
  • Meeting minutes and agendas for village board and other commissions are available.[3]
  • Local tax information is available.[4]
  • Building permits and zoning codes are available.[5]
  • Some contracts for over $20,000 are listed. Sunshine Review's Transparency Checklist calls for contracts of at least $10,000 to be posted.[6]
  • Information on how to make a public records request is available.[7]
  • Information on taxpayer funded lobbying is available.[8]
  • Collective bargaining agreements are posted.[9]
  • The website contains information on the village's bond ratings.[10]

The bad

  • Village Board members are listed, along with term information, but no contact information is provided.[11]
  • Some contracts for over $20,000 are listed. Sunshine Review's Transparency Checklist calls for contracts of at least $10,000 to be posted.[12]

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