A downside to Illinois’ open meetings training

From WBEZ91.5:

Local officials across Illinois are getting schooled this year in transparency. By the end of this year, they're required to learn about the state's Open Meetings law, using a training on the internet. But there's a worry this noble goal could end up scaring away community volunteers.


Dayton signs open-government bill inspired by Burnsville schools payout

From Chicago Tribune:

Local governments can no longer pay top officials under fire to resign without publicly saying why, thanks to a bill unanimously supported by state lawmakers and signed by the governor.

"I think it was ripe," said Rep. Pam Myhra, the bill's author. "I just think it was ready; taxpayers and parents really wanted to see this. I think stakeholders knew it was time."