Sunshine laws bearing fruit in corrupt Illinois
Illinois, the land of imprisoned governors and crooked politicians, is turning over a new leaf as stronger public access laws bear fruit. Public Access Counselor statistics give cause for hope that more openness and honesty in government is ahead.
Some states have a reputation for honesty in government. Not Illinois. Too many ethical and financial scandals have tarnished the state.
Government secrecy breeds Illinois-style corruption. Openness and transparency are an antidote. When government officials can’t hide illegal or unethical activities in the shadows, dishonest behavior is less likely to flourish.
In the wake of the Rod Blagojevich scandal, stronger public access laws took effect in Illinois 3 years ago. The purpose was to make it harder for governmental officials to evade the Illinois Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act.
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