Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives. For a complete list of You Oughta Know columns, go to www.kansas.com/oughta.
The record: Sedgwick County's online checkbook, a glimpse into the county's finances.
Why you'd want it: To learn more about how the county gets and spends its money, including what vendors it pays. Information goes back to 2002.
Where you get the records: From the county's Web site, www.sedgwickcounty.org.
How much it will cost: The information is free.