In our Transition Report, we named Transparency as one of our 4 goals for Cook County Government:


“Transparency and Accountability: A government that is transparent and accountable to its residents is a more effective government. Improve transparency and accountability of County government, in particular by improving public information about hiring, purchasing and the overall use of taxpayer dollars. This would strengthen public trust in County government and bolster morale of its employees.”


Since December 2010, we have made great strides towards reaching this goal.  The list below, to be updated periodically, is what we feel are our best examples of government transparency.

In 2011: