Patrick Rehkamp (312) 386-9201
Robert Herguth (312) 821-9030

CHICAGO—The Better Government Association just updated its popular Payroll Database, which provides free access to names, titles and salaries of government employees throughout Illinois.

We now have 2014 data available on the database, which includes information on:

  • More than 450,000 public-sector employees.
  • Roughly 450 governmental employers/agencies.
  • New public agencies in southeast Wisconsin and northwest Indiana.

The BGA plans to further expand and update the database – which is available at – later this year, as well as our other online offerings, such as the Pension Database and Pension Outlook Database, which provide information on current and future taxpayer-subsidized pension payouts.

The Better Government Association is a Chicago-based nonprofit, nonpartisan watchdog group that works for integrity, transparency and accountability in government by exposing corruption and inefficiency; identifying and advocating effective public policy; and engaging and mobilizing the public to achieve authentic and responsible reform.