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Livingston County, Illinois

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Livingston County is one of 102 counties in Illinois.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Illinois county websites
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Transparency grading process


The good

  • Budget
    • The most current budget is listed.
    • Budgets are archived for five years.[1]
  • Administrative officials
    • Department heads are listed for each department.[2]
    • Contact information for administrative officials is provided, including a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.
  • Elected officials
    • Elected officials are listed with a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.[3]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes are archived for one year.
    • Most recent agenda is posted.[4]
    • A meeting calendar is available and names the times and locations of public meetings.[5]
  • Audits
    • The most recent audit is posted.
    • Audits dating back to 2007 are available.[6]
  • Contracts
    • Bids and RFPs are posted online.
    • Approved contract statements are provided for vendors.[7]
  • Public records
    • The public information officer is identified and maintained by FOIA Officers in each respective department. This person provides a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.[8]
    • A public records form is provided.
    • A fee schedule for documents is provided.
  • Taxes
    • Tax revenues are broken down by federal, state and local funding in the budget.
    • Local taxes, like property taxes, are available in budget documents.[9]
    • Residents are able to pay taxes online.[10]
  • Lobbying
  • Permits and zoning
    • Zoning ordinances are posted online.
    • Permit applications can be downloaded on the site, along with information on how to apply for the permits.[12]

The bad

  • Meetings
    • Meeting agendas and minutes are not archived for at least three years.

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