Welcome to the State Comptroller's Ledger!
The Ledger is your portal to Illinois government. State financial records, as well as official reports and analyses can all be found here.
As the State's Chief Fiscal Officer, I believe that government should be an open book that provides a full accounting for public dollars. To that end, The Ledger was designed to bring more transparency and accountability in an efficient manner to you, the taxpayer.
Using the tabs on the left, you can track the daily activity of the state's accounts, perform searches on specific revenues, expenditures, and entities, or even track a state employee's salary.
I am confident that opening our Ledger will enhance the public's ability to "follow the money." Please do not hesitate to contact me with any additional questions or requests for information. We are standing by for your call, and look forward to providing whatever assistance you may need.
Judy Baar Topinka
Illinois State Comptroller
Our database combines information from the Comptroller's accounting sysytem with the Illinois State Board of Elections semi-annual campaign finance disclosure reports, filed by political committees. Simply enter the name of an entity that conducts business with the State of Illinois, and compare that entity's state contract to a possible political contribution it has made.
The Open Book database does just that, opens the books and allows users to essentially "follow the money." It provides a true portal of transparency for state government, where every dollar donated is recorded and can be traced back to any state contract awarded.
Check back often, and please do not hesitate to let us know how we can improve.
December 10, 2013 - Standard & Poor's has revised its outlook on Illinois's general obligation bonds from "Negative" to "Developing." The credit rating house said the revision was prompted after the Legislature and Governor approved a series of changes to public employee pension systems. The opinion also reaffirmed the state's A- rating.
December 10, 2013 - Wholesale trade increased by 6.4 percent in October compared to the same time a year ago, says the U.S. Census Bureau. These number may continue to increase as the Institute for Supply Management expects manufacturing revenue to grow by more than four percent in 2014.
December 10, 2013 - On the heels of the news that The Conference Board put its Employment Trends Index at more than five percent higher than it was a year ago in November, the U.S. Bureau for Labor Statistics reported little change in the rate of job openings and turnover.