Whiteside County, Illinois

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Whiteside 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 Y
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Audits N
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Contracts N
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Lobbying N
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Public records Y
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Local taxes Y
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Transparency grading process


The good

  • Meeting dates and times are posted on the calendar. Meeting minutes and agenda are available.[1][2]
  • County board members are listed with contact information.[3]
  • Building and zoning documents are online.[4]
  • Local tax information is posted.[5]
  • Form to make a public records request is available, as well as information about where to direct any such requests.[6]

The bad

Lobbying

Main article: Illinois government sector lobbying

Whiteside County does not have contracts with lobbyists. It has paid 46 government sector lobbying associations a total of $57,505.11 in membership dues since 2005.[7][8]

FOIA response

Sunshine Review sent Freedom of Information Act requests to all of the counties in Illinois. Notably, Whiteside was the only county to have sent data in a workable format (XLS) as requested. All other counties sent PDFs or Outlook files. The county also sent a summary of expenditures as well as the actual invoices, another element of FOIA response unique to the county.[9]

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