Government
4:18 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Topinka Unveils New Financial Records Database

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Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka has launched a public database that puts local government financial information and tens of thousands of other records online.

Topinka's office is calling the database "The Warehouse" and says it will include information fromĀ  counties, municipalities and special taxing districts across Illinois.

The site also has a "compare data" function that lets users compare governments.

Topinka said The Warehouse is an attempt to provide more transparency to Illinoisans and that government acts more responsibly when it knows people are watching.