transparency http://peoriapublicradio.org en Official: transparency still lacking with FFCI http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/official-transparency-still-lacking-ffci <p></p><div>Focus Forward CI approved its bylaws as it transitions to an independent group. &nbsp;The region's new economic development effort was originally a part of the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission. &nbsp;Tri-County chair Larry Whitaker was the only no vote against the bylaws. &nbsp;He says the rules should specifically allow public attendance of FFCI meetings to be more transparent:</div><p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 11:05:29 +0000 Alex Rusciano 10387 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Official: transparency still lacking with FFCI Study finds many county websites lack transparency http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/study-finds-many-county-websites-lack-transparency <div>A study found many county government websites in Illinois don't provide much transparency.</div><div>IPR’S Rich Egger reports.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The study was done by the Illinois Policy Institute. Vice President of Policy Ted </span>Dabrowksi<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says most county websites fail to provide basic information such as public meeting schedules, public workers’ salaries and budget details.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 18:11:00 +0000 Rich Egger 9833 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Study finds many county websites lack transparency Group fights transparency issues within concealed carry legislation http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/group-fights-transparency-issues-within-concealed-carry-legislation <div>Governor Pat Quinn says he's reviewing the compromise legislators reached on concealed carry. &nbsp;No matter what action the governor takes, the measure's sponsor says it needs a minor fix, following concerns about transparency. IPR’S Amanda Vinicky explains.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois residents would be able to carry guns in public under the measure before Governor Quinn. First, they would have to get a concealed carry permit. &nbsp;The measure creates a state board to review applications.</span></div><div> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:04:11 +0000 Denise Molina 7464 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Group fights transparency issues within concealed carry legislation