A handy new tool is available for people interested in keeping a close eye on campaign contributions.  Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka has launched the "Open Book" database, which lets you follow the money in campaigns.  The database combines information from the Comptroller's accounting system with the Illinois State Board of Elections disclosure reports and compares state contracts with campaign contributions.  

To check it out, go www.Openbook.IllinoisComptroller.com