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Dolton Cop Fired In Missing Gun Case

Dolton Cop Fired In Missing Gun Case

September 18, 2014 — INVESTIGATION

Village of Dolton fires police supervisor after BGA/CBS2 report about missing handgun, drugs.

Poof! An Illinois Township Vanishes

Poof! An Illinois Township Vanishes

September 17, 2014 — GOOD GOVERNMENT

Evanston is model for the state's 'Smart Streamlining' initiative and there's more government consolidation on the way.

Rent Check

Rent Check

September 15, 2014 — INVESTIGATION

Clout-heavy landlords – including a future member of the Obama cabinet – make big money from taxpayers by building and leasing FBI's new Chicago headquarters. Why didn't the feds just build the structure themselves?

Pension Crisis Also Roiling Suburban Police & Fire Pensions

Pension Crisis Also Roiling Suburban Police & Fire Pensions

September 15, 2014 — COLUMN

Unless you've been living in the Deep Tunnel, you've probably heard the State of Illinois is facing a daunting public employee pension crisis, and Chicago...

Municipal Official's Hiring A Family Affair

Municipal Official's Hiring A Family Affair

September 14, 2014 — COLUMN

Summit's now-former village administrator had none of the usual skills for the job, but he had a big booster in his uncle – the mayor of the south suburb.

BGA, NBC Sue CPS For Violating Open Records Law

BGA, NBC Sue CPS For Violating Open Records Law

September 12, 2014 — PRESS RELEASE

Complaint contends that Chicago Public Schools withholds records in violation of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act; fails to follow transparency requirements.

Video Violence

Video Violence

September 11, 2014 — INVESTIGATION

Lynwood police officer is shown on surveillance footage allegedly shoving, punching handcuffed prisoner inside police station. Did officials try to cover up the incident?

BGA Calls On Suburb’s Leaders To Pass Reforms

BGA Calls On Suburb’s Leaders To Pass Reforms

September 11, 2014 — THINK TANK

The BGA’s CEO urges Village of Summit’s board to pass and enforce protocols that will help protect the public from cronyism and dubious business practices.

 
 
 

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Dolton Cop Fired In Missing Gun Case

September 18, 2014

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Village of Dolton fires police supervisor after BGA/CBS2 report about missing handgun, drugs.

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Obama Aide, Daley Pal Cash In On FBI Project

September 15, 2014

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Clout-heavy landlords – including a future member of the Obama cabinet – make big money from taxpayers by building and leasing FBI's new Chicago...

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Municipal Official's Hiring A Family Affair

September 14, 2014

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Summit's now-former village administrator had none of the usual skills for the job, but he had a big booster in his uncle – the mayor of the south...

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There is scant evidence that Evanston Township ever existed. The township office has been shuttered. The website was deactivated. The stationery has been chopped into scratch paper. And the township's metal street sign is gathering dust in the basement of the Evanston Civic Center (September 17, 2014). Learn more...

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BGA, NBC Sue CPS For Violating Open Records Law

September 12, 2014

Complaint contends that Chicago Public Schools withholds records in violation of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act; fails to follow transparency...

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Government Consolidation Bill Becomes State Law

August 20, 2014

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BGA-supported "Smart Streamlining" effort gains momentum.

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BGA Launches Suburban Schools Database

August 15, 2014

New portal includes payrolls, budgets, and teacher and administrator contracts, among other documents, covering roughly 150 public school districts in...

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