(20 ILCS 2530/5)
    Sec. 5. Legislative purpose. The intent of the General Assembly is to make citizen access to State and local tax rates as open, transparent, and publicly accessible as is feasible. Increasing the ease of public access to State and local tax rates significantly contributes to governmental accountability, public participation, and the understanding of the cost of government services. Therefore, the General Assembly directs the Department to create and maintain a database of tax rates for taxing districts in the State.
(Source: P.A. 97-353, eff. 1-1-12.)