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Long-Awaited City Hall Privatization Plan Goes Public

Long-Awaited City Hall Privatization Plan Goes Public

August 17, 2015 — COLUMN

Privatization is an increasingly popular option for governments saddled with budget, pension and infrastructure woes.

Take The Air Out Of "Golden Parachutes"

Take The Air Out Of "Golden Parachutes"

August 24, 2015 — COLUMN

Recent dustup over exorbitant severance deal U. of I. offered its embattled chancellor brings to mind oft-quoted line: "This is like déjà vu all over again."

State Parks’ Cash Crunch: $720 Million For Repairs

State Parks’ Cash Crunch: $720 Million For Repairs

August 22, 2015 — RESCUING ILLINOIS

Illinois’ inability to fix or upgrade hundreds of basic projects threatens the environment and pubic safety, according to a BGA Rescuing Illinois investigation.

More Contracting Irregularities Alleged At Pace

More Contracting Irregularities Alleged At Pace

August 18, 2015 — INVESTIGATION

Taxpayer-funded suburban bus agency is hit with lawsuit alleging misconduct in bidding process. Complaint follows arrest of another Pace official for alleged kickback scheme.

Neighborhood Schools Hit By Cuts, Charters Spared

Neighborhood Schools Hit By Cuts, Charters Spared

August 16, 2015 — PUBLIC EYE

Dollar reductions target traditional Chicago public schools for upcoming year while privately managed learning centers get additional funding.

 
 
 

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State Parks’ Cash Crunch: $720 Million For Repair

August 22, 2015

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Illinois’ inability to fix or upgrade hundreds of basic projects threatens the environment and pubic safety, according to a BGA Rescuing Illinois...

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More Contracting Irregularities Alleged At Pace

August 18, 2015

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Taxpayer-funded suburban bus agency is hit with lawsuit alleging misconduct in bidding process. Complaint follows arrest of another Pace official for...

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Neighborhood Schools Hit By Cuts, Charters Spared

August 16, 2015

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Dollar reductions target traditional Chicago public schools for upcoming year while privately managed learning centers get additional funding.

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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..

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BGA Updates, Expands Public Pension Portals

August 4, 2015

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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...

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BGA Files Series Of Pro-Transparency Lawsuits

July 29, 2015

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Better Government Association sues Emanuel and Rauner administrations, as well as State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, for failing to comply with state’s...

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BGA Wins Associated Press Media Award

June 16, 2015

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The Better Government Association and the Chicago Sun-Times won an Associated Press award for enterprise reporting for an investigative story on a...

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