Stephenson County, Illinois

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Stephenson County is one of 102 counties in Illinois.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Illinois county websites
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Budget N
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Meetings Y
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Elected Officials Y
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Administrative Officials Y
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Permits, zoning P
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Audits N
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Contracts N
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Lobbying N
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Public records N
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Local taxes Y
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The good

  • A full listing of county board members, including contact information, is provided.[1]
  • Board meeting dates and times are posted, along with meeting minutes dating back to 2004.[2][3]
  • Elected and appointed county officials are listed with contact information.[4]
  • Local tax information is provided on the treasurer's page.[5]
  • Zoning information is online, but building permits are not.[6]

The bad

Lobbying

Main article: Illinois government sector lobbying

Stephenson County belongs to or has belonged to 21 government sector lobbying associations.[7]


Dues to lobbying associations since 2005

Since 2005, the total spent on government sector lobbying associations has steadily increased, peaking at $23,908.37 in 2009. Since 2005, Stephenson County has spent $65,512.91 on dues to government sector lobbying associations.

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