Study: Ill. 50th in online stimulus info

July 30, 2009 9:24:43 AM PDT
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.


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