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How Illinois fared in Sunshine Week survey

The 2009 Sunshine Week survey looked at whether state online records in 20 categories were readily available and clearly linked from a state department or agency home page. Illinois’ results follow:

• Personal financial disclosure reports of state officials
• Internal and external audit reports
• Fictitious name registrations of businesses
• Disciplinary actions against attorneys
• Disciplinary actions against medical physicians
• Comparable statewide school test data
• Teacher certifications
• Consumer complaints against businesses
• Environmental citations/violations
• Political campaign contributions and expenses

• Death certificates
• Searchable statewide database of expenditures
• Department of Transportation projects and contracts
• Bridge inspection and safety records
• Hospital inspection reports
• Nursing home inspection reports
• Child care center inspection reports
• School building inspection records and/or safety ratings
• School bus inspections
• Gas pump overcharge records

Source: American Society of Newspaper Editors’ Freedom of Information Committee, the National Freedom of Information Coalition and the Society of Professional Journalists’ FOI Committee.

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