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Ethics In DG Not That Bad Pt2

Could be worse-Could be Aurora!

An email from Ron Sandack:

Obama: New Federal Attitude Towards FOIA’s

Will it filter down to the local level?

Now this is change many reporters and community activists can beleive in.  One of Barak Obama’s first actions as President is to open up, and tell federal agencies to open up, on FOIA requests.  Too much information is okay, hiding behind executive privelidge is not.  Only question, will local units of government join in?

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Ethics In DG Not That Bad

Could Be Worse-Could Be Warrenville!

The Coming Revenue Crunch

biggerpieceofpieThe village staff saw it coming.  Neither school district has, even as I write this.  Both school districts continue to seek maximum rate increases to try and keep up with deficit spending.  But the piper that needs to be paid has abruptly shown up at the door.  This may be the biggest influence on our local 58 and 99 school board elections, if anyone has the courage to bring it up at all.

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County Checkbook Goes On-Line

whos-awesome-1As reported by Adam Andrzejewski on his website ForTheGoodOfIllinois.org.

Here’s the direct link to the county reports.

The village comprehensive monthly reports are here.

District 58 publishes monthly Treasurer reports here.  These are not checkbook type reports, but are monthly summary reports.

District 99 publishes budget reports here.  These are not checkbook type reports, but are annual summary reports.

The Park District publishes budget reports here.  These are not checkbook type reports, but are annual summary reports.

Libby

Wherein I pull a fast one on Mrs. Thoman.

Yeah I took a bit of grief for writing about Mooch’s demise, especially after it looked like she would make a comeback.  But I have to say, the little bit of grief I took was good natured, and was more than offset by kind thoughts and told stories by others about losing their loved pets.

And I’ve always had a cat.  I like dogs too, don’t get me wrong, but given the choice I’ve always ended up with one or two cats.

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