Transparency Checklist

The Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) has created a 10-point transparency checklist to hold government and elected officials accountable to the citizens and taxpayers, providing a “best practices” framework intended to improve government transparency throughout the state of Illinois. It is the Village of Hazel Crest’s objective to go above and beyond IPI’s requirements, using the transparency checklist as a foundation for open government.

The Hazel Crest Transparency Checklist is as follows:

  1. Elected and Administrative Officials
  2. Meeting Information
  3. Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
  4. Financial Reports
  5. Budget
  6. Financial Audit
  7. Expenditures
  8. Salary and Benefits
  9. Collective Bargaining Agreements
  10. Lobbying & Membership Fees
  11. Taxes and Fees
  12. Contracts & Agreements
  13. Electrical Aggregation
  14. Village of Hazel Crest Annual Treasurer Reports
  15. Village News Releases
  16. Water Supply & Conservation Information
  17. Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Reports