The City of Evanston’s website has been ranked in the top one percent of over 5,000 government sites by a non-profit that rates the “transparency” of government agencies.

The Sunny Awards placed Evanston in its second tier — rated with an “A” grade, but not a perfect score, on the ten-point scale developed by the organization Sunshine Review.

Only 14 websites received the perfect score, and 25 more received “A” grades.

The nearest community with a perfect score was Carbondale, Ill. The rating sheet for Evanston said it doesn’t do a good enough job of making lobbying or ethics information available on the website.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Congrats
    I’ve been a big fan of the site since it’s unveiling. Big congrats to the design team. As a frequent user, I find the navigation intuitive and simple, and the layout and design sophisticated and direct. I’ve also appreciated the web team maintaining this simplicity over the years by not bogging down the pages with a visual assualt of information and links. With many stakeholders vying for “visibility” they’ve done a nice job keeping it balanced.

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