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Latest revision as of 07:46, 21 April 2014

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My Government Website
Transparency Checklist
Progress reports
County website project
County comparison chart

City website project
List of cities

School district website project
List of school districts
Below is a chart evaluating the transparency efforts of Illinois county websites.

See also: County websites, state-by-state comparison, to compare what you can find on Illinois's county websites to what can be found on county websites in other states.

Reading the chart

In the chart below:

600px-Yes check.png information is included on the government website
600px-Red x.png information was not provided on the government website
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information was partially provided

Check the page about each county for more detailed information about what information is available on the county website, along with recommendations users have made for positive changes.

Conclusions chart

2012

This chart encompasses the 5 largest counties in Illinois, which averaged an "A" website transparency score.

Budget? Meetings? Elected officials? Admin. Officials? Permits/
Zoning
?
Audits? Contracts? Lobbying? Public records? Taxes?
Y
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5 5 5 4 5 4 4 5 4 4
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0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1
N
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0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

Comparison chart


" County Grades Budget Meetings Elected Officials Admin.
Officials
Permits/
Zoning
Audits Contracts Lobbying Public records Taxes
Cook County, Illinois B- Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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N
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Y
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DuPage County, Illinois A- Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Kane County, Illinois A- Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Lake County, Illinois A+ Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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{{{1}}}
Y
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{{{1}}}
Y
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Will County, Illinois A+ Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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{{{1}}}
Y
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{{{1}}}
Y
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Y
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Y
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2009

This chart encompasses all counties in Illinois, which averaged a "D" website transparency grade in 2009. At that time 37 counties did not have websites.

Budget? Meetings? Elected officials? Admin. Officials? Permits/
Zoning
?
Audits? Contracts? Lobbying? Public records? Taxes?
Y
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20 34 48 43 29 18 6 3 16 25
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1 16 8 11 8 2 4 0 2 11
N
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44 15 9 11 28 45 55 62 46 29
No Website 37 37 37 37 37 37 37 37 37 37

Comparison of all Illinois county websites


" County Grades Budget Meetings Elected Officials Admin.
Officials
Permits/
Zoning
Audits Contracts Lobbying Public records Taxes
Cook County, Illinois B- Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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N
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{{{1}}}
P
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Y
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DuPage County, Illinois A- Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Kane County, Illinois A- Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Lake County, Illinois A+ Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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{{{1}}}
Y
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{{{1}}}
Y
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McHenry County, Illinois A+ Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Will County, Illinois A+ Y
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Y
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Y
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Y
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{{{1}}}
Y
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{{{1}}}
Y
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Y
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Y
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See also

Ballotpedia evaluated ballot measure information on Illinois county websites in March 2012.

Correcting errors

If you discover an error in this chart or on one of the articles about an Illinois county, you can report the error by emailing us.