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Illinois ranks high on integrity index, yet still failing

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Illinois is ranked higher than most other states when it comes to government transparency according to a new survey, but a watchdog group is warning people not to be fooled by the numbers.

The Better Government Association released it's Integrity Index report on laws designed to fight corruption. While Illinois ranked in the top ten on open government, nearly all states received failing grades.

"It's interesting to note that the top scoring states, including Illinois, didn't even reach 70 percent, so they get at best a C minus or D plus," BGA President and CEO Andy Shaw said.

Shaw added the index shows states have to go back to the drawing board when it comes to being more open and responsive to their residents.

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