October 8, 2015 — INVESTIGATORS' NOTEBOOK
While working for Catalyst Chicago, BGA senior reporter Sarah Karp uncovered issues with a no-bid contract's connection to the board's CEO.
October 8, 2015 — GOOD GOVERNMENT SPOTLIGHT
Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle built a bipartisan coalition to reform the state’s “automatic transfers” statute and provide juveniles more rehabilitation opportunities.
October 6, 2015 — INVESTIGATIONS
Village pays out $500,000 to prisoner who, while handcuffed, was slugged by officer, in an incident caught on tape. Will the cop face charges?
October 5, 2015 — SHAW THOUGHTS
Can Twizzlers jump-start stalled IL budget talks and prevent a government shutdown? One freshman lawmakers says, tongue-in-cheek, nothing else is working so it's worth a try.
October 4, 2015 — PUBLIC EYE
Records reveal member of Gov. Rauner’s transition team, while a top state official, used her private email to field job requests from political players.
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October 8, 2015
John T. Slania
Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle built a bipartisan coalition to reform the state’s “automatic transfers” statute and provide juveniles more...
October 6, 2015
Andrew Schroedter/BGA and Pam Zekman/CBS2
October 4, 2015
Records reveal member of Gov. Rauner’s transition team, while a top state official, used her private email to field job requests from political...
The BGA hosted Bill Keller, former executive editor of The New York Times and current editor-in-chief of The Marshall Project at the 2015 Richard H. Driehaus Awards for Investigative Reporting. Watch the interview and find out who took top honors..
August 4, 2015
Nearly all current and former government workers who are drawing a public-sector pension or may be eligible for one some day are now included on new...
July 29, 2015
Better Government Association sues Emanuel and Rauner administrations, as well as State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, for failing to comply with state’s...
June 16, 2015
The Better Government Association and the Chicago Sun-Times won an Associated Press award for enterprise reporting for an investigative story on a...