Better Government Association
A new report on government integrity ranked Illinois high on the list, but the author of the report says that is no reason to celebrate.
. The fact that mayors sit in judgment of alleged infractions by liquor license holders is a problem, says the Better Government Association.
Illinois has improved in terms of honest government since Rod Blagojevich took office 10 years ago, whether or not the state is any better run.
Current office holders will have a year to take an “open meetings training course” provided by the public access counselor.
Groups predict the cost of wrongful convictions will rise because 16 civil lawsuits filed by exonerated individuals still need to be settled or go to trial.