When the curtains are drawn, God knows what shenanigans go on behind them. The goal of investigative journalism is to look behind the curtains.

Medill Watchdog‘s new project is a little different. It looks at the curtains themselves. Transparency in Suburban Government is a package of stories examining barriers to the kind of information residents of a place are entitled to if they’re to function as informed citizens. There’s a particular focus on DuPage County: