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Cure For Government Gridlock? Compromise.

Cure For Government Gridlock? Compromise.

June 29, 2015 — COLUMN

Perhaps we’d see more progress in Springfield on the big issues if the leaders whose names we do recognize would start listening to their lesser-known rank-and-file colleagues.

Big Pensions For Small Sewage Board

Big Pensions For Small Sewage Board

June 28, 2015 — PUBLIC EYE

The South Lyons Township Sanitary District doesn’t pay its elected officials much but the retirement benefits can be rich – despite efforts to end them.

Pain on Way: Illinois’ Budget Cuts Hit Home

Pain on Way: Illinois’ Budget Cuts Hit Home

June 25, 2015 — RESCUING ILLINOIS

Cash-strapped cities, towns and suburbs set to slash public safety, reduce pension costs, tap rainy day funds and explore bankruptcy, a BGA Rescuing Illinois report finds.

Chicago Cops Miss Court – A “Systemic Problem”?

Chicago Cops Miss Court – A “Systemic Problem”?

June 24, 2015 — INVESTIGATIONS

Officers make arrests, then fail to appear in court, sometimes after defendants claim they were beaten or wrongly arrested.

Legislative Wrap-up: Advancing Accountability

Legislative Wrap-up: Advancing Accountability

June 23, 2015 — THINK TANK

Much of the attention on our elected officials in Springfield has focused on what they’ve failed to do: pass a balanced state budget and help save Illinois from financial ruination.

CPS Class Sizes Pushed Beyond Limits

CPS Class Sizes Pushed Beyond Limits

June 21, 2015 — PUBLIC EYE

Huge number of Chicago Public Schools classrooms are overcrowded – and with mounting financial problems, the situation could get worse.

 
 
 

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Big Pensions For Small Sewage Board

June 28, 2015

Patrick Rehkamp/BGA

The South Lyons Township Sanitary District doesn’t pay its elected officials much but the retirement benefits can be rich – despite efforts to end...

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Chicago Cops Miss Court – A “Systemic Problem”?

June 24, 2015

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Officers make arrests, then fail to appear in court, sometimes after defendants claim they were beaten or wrongly arrested.

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CPS Class Sizes Pushed Beyond Limits

June 21, 2015

Sarah Karp/BGA

Huge number of Chicago Public Schools classrooms are overcrowded – and with mounting financial problems, the situation could get worse.

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BGA Live

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 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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Pothole? Abandoned Car? There’s an App For That…

May 26, 2015

John T. Slania

Tech advances make it quicker, easier to connect with City Hall with concerns, complaints.​

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BGA Wins Seven Lisagor Awards

May 12, 2015

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Better Government Association Recognized For Outstanding Local Journalism

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