July 30, 2009 --
A new study shows Illinois ranks dead last when it comes to providing online information about how federal stimulus dollars are being spent. The 50-state study by the Washington-based watchdog group Good Jobs First looked at how well states are providing "transparency and accountability" for their slices of the $787 billion federal stimulus pie.
On a scale of zero to 100, Illinois received a zero.
The only states to score 50 or higher are Maryland, Colorado, Washington, West Virginia, New York and Pennsylvania.
A spokeswoman for Governor Pat Quinn's office says Illinois' Web site is being redesigned and more information will be posted next week.