Updated Aug. 26, 2011: Here's more on the Illinois Freedom of Information Act and access to government records.
If you represent a government agency and would like your page listed here, send a note with the link.
At the federal level, here is a list of sources of records from the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting:
BRB Publications– links to thousands of free public records sites. You can click on any state and it will list all the searchable databases online. It’s quick, it’s easy.
Sunshine Review -A national effort, which lets you search by state and city too, at encouraging openness in government.
Sunlight Foundation offers more resources on openness at the national level.
Here are the winners of the American Society of News Editors' local heroes awards for Sunshine Week, including a woman who sued her county government when it wouldn't provide records, leading to a court decree; a citizens' group that gathers public records and shares information about their area; and a couple whose curiosity was aroused when their property tax check didn't get deposited properly.
(Added March 18) A records clearinghouse at Syracuse just got a bill for more than $110,000 for the description of a database from a federal agency.
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