Illinois state officials are making an effort to be more transparent with taxpayers.
They want to give residents more information about the local cities and counties finances in the state with the launching of a new website called The Warehouse.
Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka made a stop in Moline to unveil it. The website allows users to see the financial state of more than 5200 local government entities through financial reports and audits.
"It makes it hard on our local government to have to answer them they have them at their fingertips. Now they've got it," said Topinka. "Now there is an accountability factor because you will be able to see how your tax dollars is being spent."
This website is similar to the another state website designed to be transparent, called The Ledger.
That one allows taxpayers to see the state's daily receipts, budgets and employee salary database.