WTVO/WQRF - Illinois takes a step forward in gaining back the public's trust.
The Illinois Public Interest Research Group Education Fund released its 5th annual report on government spending transparency.
Illinois received a B+.
"Only 28% of Illinois' residents trust state government, by far the lowest rate in the country" says Brian Costin, Director of Government Reform for Illinois Policy Institute. "Online transparency is a critical tool in fighting our state's public corruption problem and restoring the public's trust."
Still, despite the high grade, the report still puts Illinois behind neighboring states Indiana and Wisconsin.