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The ‘hoodies’, the ‘suits’ and others behind Chicago Government 2.0

Source: Elliott Ramos, WBEZ

If you’re the type bent toward more sunlight on governmental decision-making, you’ve probably been smiling a bit lately. Over the past two years, the city’s released names of lobbyists, government contracts and receipts by the millions..

If you’re so inclined, you can now peer into the inner-workings of government exchanges, including gifts, which would be as seemingly insignificant as cookies or bath salts. Or, you can peruse the following: food inspections, overtime expenditures, salaries of every city employee, building permits, building violations, and ridership numbers for trains and buses, among other things.