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BGA: Stop Currie’s Fast-Moving FOIA Bill

BGA: Stop Currie’s Fast-Moving FOIA Bill

November 28, 2014 — POLICY

Lawmaker pushes a bad law that impairs public access and limits legal representation.

The Force Wasn't With Us At Our Lucas Museum Forum

The Force Wasn't With Us At Our Lucas Museum Forum

November 24, 2014 — COLUMN

A funny thing happened on the way to a recent BGA Idea Forum entitled, "What's the Force Behind the Lucas Museum?"

Will Quinn Cash In On Pension Front?

Will Quinn Cash In On Pension Front?

November 23, 2014 — COLUMN

Outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn could see juicy public-sector pension – or lesser retirement benefits if a pension reform bill that he backed is Ok'd by courts.

The Prince Of Pensions

The Prince Of Pensions

November 18, 2014 — INVESTIGATION

Former Congressman Glenn Poshard, who lost the governor's race in 1998, is collecting more than $200,000 a year, in total, from four taxpayer-funded pensions – one of the largest takes among retired Illinois politicians.

Biz Lights Up For Illinois Medical Marijuana

Biz Lights Up For Illinois Medical Marijuana

November 17, 2014 — RESCUING ILLINOIS

Wealthy investors count on secrecy, profits and expansion as new law takes off, a BGA Rescuing Illinois report reveals.

BGA Urges State Lawmakers to Protect Open Records Law

BGA Urges State Lawmakers to Protect Open Records Law

November 17, 2014 — COLUMN

Bad ideas, unlike fine wine, don't get better with age. And that's especially true of HB 3796, a bill that would weaken FOIA, the state's Freedom of Information Act.

 
 
 

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Will Quinn Cash In On Pension Front?

November 23, 2014

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Outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn could see juicy public-sector pension – or lesser retirement benefits if a pension reform bill that he backed is Ok'd by...

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Poshard, The Prince Of Pensions

November 18, 2014

Chuck Neubauer, Patrick Rehkamp and Sandy Bergo

Former Congressman Glenn Poshard, who lost the governor's race in 1998, is collecting more than $200,000 a year, in total, from four taxpayer-funded...

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Biz Lights Up For Illinois Medical Marijuana

November 17, 2014

Kari Lydersen

Wealthy investors count on secrecy, profits and expansion as new law takes off, a BGA Rescuing Illinois report reveals.

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BGA Live

The BGA and the Union League Club of Chicago co-hosted a panel discussion Wednesday on the proposed Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, airing issues about the project before an audience of about 100 people and a wider viewing group online. (November 12, 2014). Learn more...

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BGA: Stop Currie’s Fast-Moving FOIA Bill

November 28, 2014

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Lawmaker pushes a bad law that impairs public access and limits legal representation.​

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BGA, Union League Host Lucas Museum Forum

November 13, 2014

Panel discussed proposed museum's location, design and relationship to community.

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Andy Shaw Addresses Chicago Tax Club

November 6, 2014

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400 tax professionals gathered to hear Andy Shaw speak at the Chicago Tax Club's 61st Annual Fall Seminar.

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