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House Ethics Panel Investigates U.S. Rep. Rush

House Ethics Panel Investigates U.S. Rep. Rush

July 25, 2014 — INVESTIGATION

BGA/Sun-Times probe sparks wider congressional inquiry

IHSA Balks, Better Government Association Sues

IHSA Balks, Better Government Association Sues

July 23, 2014 — PRESS RELEASE

Illinois High School Association regulates athletics at public schools, holds events at public facilities and derives income from public events – but won’t submit to transparency laws. So BGA takes group to court.

'Crash Tax' A Troubling Jolt For Distressed Drivers

'Crash Tax' A Troubling Jolt For Distressed Drivers

July 21, 2014 — COLUMN

One of our jobs at the Better Government Association is to look for warning signs that suggest trouble may be on the way.

Water Woes

Water Woes

July 20, 2014 — COLUMN

Three property owners in different parts of the Chicago region encounter severe water and sewer troubles – and discover government isn't always able or willing to help.

Single Step On Long Road To City Council Ethics Reform

Single Step On Long Road To City Council Ethics Reform

July 14, 2014 — COLUMN

The Emanuel administration apparently made enough progress in wringing illegal politics out of hiring, firing and promotions at City Hall...

Judgment Call

Judgment Call

July 13, 2014 — COLUMN

Illinois Supreme Court justice gets subpoenaed in racketeering lawsuit; Plus: Questions about residency for judicial candidates, and parking perks at courthouse.

"At Issue" WBBM's Craig Dellimore Interviews BGA's Andy Shaw

"At Issue" WBBM's Craig Dellimore Interviews BGA's Andy Shaw

July 7, 2014 — BGA NEWS

WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore interviews BGA CEO and President Andy Shaw as he marks five years...

"You're Under Arrest!" Open Meetings Violators Get Well-Deserved Shock

"You're Under Arrest!" Open Meetings Violators Get Well-Deserved Shock

July 7, 2014 — COLUMN

You've seen it before — riveting images of torch-and-pitchfork-wielding citizens...

 
 
 

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House Ethics Panel Investigates U.S. Rep. Rush

July 25, 2014

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BGA/Sun-Times probe sparks wider congressional inquiry

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Crash Grab

July 9, 2014

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More victims of car accidents may have to foot the bill for first responders as so-called "crash tax" gains popularity with local fire departments.

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IDOT Secretary Resigns After BGA Investigations

July 1, 2014

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Gov. Quinn makes change at IDOT after BGA investigations uncover widespread clout hiring issues at state transportation agency.​

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More victims of car accidents may have to foot the bill for first responders as so-called "crash tax" gains popularity with local fire departments (July 9, 2014). Learn more...

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IHSA Balks, Better Government Association Sues

July 23, 2014

Illinois High School Association regulates athletics at public schools, holds events at public facilities and derives income from public events – but...

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WBBM's Craig Dellimore Interviews BGA's Andy Shaw

July 7, 2014

"At Issue" WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore interviews BGA CEO and President Andy Shaw as he marks five years at the helm of the government...

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Navy Pier Records Withheld, BGA Sues

June 23, 2014

McPier and nonprofit spinoff refuse to release public records on Navy Pier, a popular taxpayer-owned tourist destination. Better Government...

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