For the Good of Illinois

Consulting Services

Our mission is to engage, educate and empower citizens to demand transparent, accountable and smart government across America. If you are one of the tens of thousands from all walks of life who believe in the same principles, we are here to help.

Open The Books Platform contains over 1.3 billion lines of public spending data covering checkbook spending, pay and pensions at the federal, state and local levels. We are in a unique position to offer analysis to citizens, corporations, non-profit organizations. We are nationally leading experts on Open Records and Freedom of Information requests.

Some areas where our expertise can assist:

Total Compensation Analysis

- Individual public employee analysis: includes salary, bonus, long-term incentives, benefits, perquisites, and all compensation "buckets" For example:

Macro Government Analysis

- Our publically available website is extremely query able and user friendly. However, media companies, individuals and non-profits may want to delve deeper into the data. Please contact us with your ideas. We probably have a solution.

- Customized reports. Please suggest the report through the Contact Us portion of this website.

Here are examples of how our data can drive headlines:

The Wall Street Journal
, Track Government Spending on Your Phone, May 29, 2013

Feedback and grassroots help on your Reform Effort

- We have spearheaded grassroots reform since 2007. Our models have been studied at the top business schools. We are here to help.

Click on "Contact Us" at the top of our homepage, type a comment and let's get started on your project.