Illinois politics has long been known for corruption, but a bill sponsored by Michael Connelly, one of Naperville's state reps, and passed by the Legislature seeks to improve on the situation and save money at the same time.
House Bill 379, which passed unanimously, streamlines state procurement by instituting an open, online bidding process. Under the system, companies would bid anonymously for state contracts on an eBay-type system. Theoretically, it would prevent anyone from knowing who is making the bids and keep the contracts from being awarded based on politics instead of who is cheapest. Connelly says it will save the state millions and cut down on corruption.
Here is a link to the full article: http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/napervillesun/news/1592117,Procurement-reform-heads-Quinn-desk_na052609.article
Do you think this will work as planned? Is there some way to still work around the system?