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Illinois Policy Institute commends Wheaton for online transparency

Published: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 4:40 p.m. CDT

WHEATON – The Illinois Policy Institute has awarded the Wheaton city website high marks for transparency, according to a news release from the organization.

Wheaton was one of three municipalities tested in the institute's latest round of auditing to receive 90 or above on its 100-point scale for quantity and quality of information posted.

Contact information, budgets and audits are among the items on the 10-point transparency checklist used to evaluate the 25 most recently audited towns. Those that scored 80 and above received the Institute's Sunshine Award.

Lombard was the only town to receive a perfect score on the evaluation, while Wheaton came in second, with a 92.3, and Bartlett finished with a 90.6. Eight failed the test, including Carol Stream at 49.7. Romeoville finished last at 29.7.

For more information, visit www.illinoispolicy.org.

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