Since 2013, Open Local Illinois has started the effort to increase civic engagement and transparency in local communities across Illinois through education.

Our Mission

We are a non-partisan, not-for-profit educational organization, that is dedicated to educating the public on transparent practices in local government, and conducting research on the business of local government entities. We work to educate residents on the practices of their local government entities through research, allowing them to be more informed citizens and voters.


Thank you so much to Open Local Illinois and their dedicated volunteers. We have had an unusually challenging year in our Village of Wauconda, Illinois, and these folks have jumped in with us to help us research, educate and change our current situation!
— Irene Ducharme, Resident Wauconda, IL