Union County, Illinois

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Union County is one of 102 counties in Illinois.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Illinois county websites
Meetings P
Elected Officials P
Administrative Officials
Permits, zoning P
Lobbying P
Public records
Local taxes
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Transparency grading process

The good

  • Meetings
    • Some agendas are disclosed.
    • Meeting times and locations are posted on the website.[1]
  • Public records
    • The county provides information on how to request public records, including a public records form.[2]
    • Public information officers are identified along with an email address, physical address and phone number.
  • Lobbying
  • Taxes
    • Residents are able to pay property taxes online.[4]
    • Information on where tax dollars are located is provided.[5]
    • The county ordinances detail local tax rates.[6]
  • Elected officials
    • Officials are listed with their duties, office addresss, and phone numbers.[7]
  • Administrative officials
    • Administrative officials are listed with their duties, office addresses, and phone numbers. Some provide email addresses.[7]
  • Finance
    • Budgets are provided dating back to 2006.[8]
    • Audits are provided dating back to 2005. CAFRs provided date back to 2010.[9][10]
  • Planning
    • Zoning ordinances are provided.[11]

The bad

  • Lobbying
    • Membership dues for public lobbying associations are not disclosed.
  • Elected officials
    • Personalized emails are not provided.
  • Planning
    • Building permit applications could not be downloaded on the site.
  • Contracts
    • Bids and proposals are not disclosed.
    • Approved contract statements are not available for vendors above $10,000.
  • Meetings
    • Meeting agendas and minutes are not available for the past 3-5 years.

See also

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