IL: Do Donations Make the Contract?

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Today’s State Agency Database Highlight is an effort at government transparency:

Open Book – From the website, “a searchable database of state contracts and campaign contributions. This website combines information from the Comptroller’s accounting system with official semi-annual campaign finance disclosure reports filed by political committees with the Illinois State Board of Elections. The data is presented in a format that allows users to enter the name or partial name of an entity that conducts business with the State of Illinois and compare that entity’s State contracts with political contributions it made.”

Do companies that make large political contributions get the most business? You decide.

The Illinois page of State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States has not yet been adopted by a volunteer. If you would like to maintain this page, please send an e-mail to dnlcornwall AT alaska DOT net with your name and how you come about your knowledge of Illinois government information.

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