Jackson County, Illinois

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Jackson County is one of 102 counties in Illinois.

Website evaluation

Transparency Grade
Budget N
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Meetings P
Elected Officials Y
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Administrative Officials P
Permits, zoning N
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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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Transparency grading process

Main article: Evaluation of Illinois county websites

The good

  • County board members and their contact information is available.[1]
  • Board meetings are posted on the calendar.[2]
  • Information on county taxes is available.[3]
  • Some administrative officials are listed.[4]

The bad

  • Meeting minutes and agendas are not available.
  • Budget is not posted.
  • Information on building permits and zoning, audits, and contracts is not online.
  • Information on how to make a public records request is not provided on the site.


Main article: Illinois government sector lobbying

Jackson County does not have contracts with lobbyists.[5] It belongs to the Illinois Association of County Board Members, a government sector lobbying association. Yearly dues for the association are $1,150, and the county has spent $5,750 on membership since 2005.[5] Jackson County Board does not hold any legislative receptions.[5]

Membership dues, Illinois Association of County Board Members
Year Dues
2009 $1,150
2008 $1,150
2007 $1,150
2006 $1,150
2005 $1,150

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