City wins award for website ‘transparency’

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.

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