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Rock Island County, Illinois

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Rock Island 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 Y
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Administrative Officials
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Permits, zoning Y
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Audits
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Contracts N
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Lobbying N
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Local taxes Y
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The good

  • County budgets, along with quarterly and audited financial reports, are provided.[1]
  • 2011 county board meeting schedule is posted, along with minutes and agendas. Minutes and agendas available for prior years.[2][3][4]
  • County board members are listed with their contact information.[5][6]
  • Administrative officials are listed with their contact information.[7]
  • Building and zoning information is available; building and zoning classification search is available.[8][9]
  • Information on how to make a public records request is provided; court records search is available online.[10][11]
  • Property taxes can be paid online.[12]
  • Requested and awarded RFPs are posted, but contracts are not.[13][14]

The bad

  • Information on county contracts and government sector lobbying is not provided.

Other

  • Assessment Information and search is available.[15]
  • Property tax information and search is available.[16]
  • Functions of county offices are listed.[17]
  • Comprehensive county directory of offices by subject matter is available.[18]
  • "Find Your Voting Center" is available[19]
  • "Find Your County Board Member" is available[20]
  • Citizens can save money on their prescription medicine using the Rock Island County Prescription Drug Discount Card Program.[21]
  • Court payments can be made online.[22]
  • Sheriff's sales information is available.[23]
  • The public may sign up for email alerts when certain pages on the website are changed.[24]

Lobbying

Main article: Illinois government sector lobbying

The county does not employ lobbyists. It does belong to associations that lobby. The county asked for $5 for a CD of data from 2007-2010 (to provide data since 2005 would be unduly burdensome). Sunshine Review did not proceed with the request.[25][26]

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