10 Ways to Protect Your Government Fiefdom

By Flynn McRoberts - 2013-10-29T13:55:37Z

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1. Keep Your Friends Close and Your Documents Closer

Location: DuPage County, Illinois

Many local taxing bodies are hidden from public view. Some don’t have their own websites. They schedule their meetings at the same time as county or village board sessions. Others resist inquiries for information, even from elected officials. After two state representatives requested financial records from one local sanitary district in DuPage, they were told to file a freedom of information act request.

Series: Small Government, Big Dollars

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