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Rahm And Reform: BGA Reviews Promises Made And Promises Kept

Rahm And Reform: BGA Reviews Promises Made And Promises Kept

September 28, 2014 — COLUMN

Time for the BGA to hold the mayor accountable on a few of the "good government" goals that were part of a transition report released just before he took office in the spring of 2011.

Quite A Haul

Quite A Haul

September 28, 2014 — COLUMN

Garbage company is paid millions by Cicero taxpayers in no-bid deal, and donates big to Town President Larry Dominick’s campaign funds.

Better Government Association Earns Four Chicago/Midwest Emmy Nominations

Better Government Association Earns Four Chicago/Midwest Emmy Nominations

September 24, 2014 — PRESS RELEASE

BGA nominated with media partners NBC 5, CBS2, FOX 32 for news stories on government.

BGA Gives CPS Low Marks For FOIA Compliance

BGA Gives CPS Low Marks For FOIA Compliance

September 22, 2014 — COLUMN

So what happens when children don't follow the rules at school — when they're unruly, disruptive or underachieving?

Sheriff's Ex-Secretary Resigns Over Timekeeping Irregularities

Sheriff's Ex-Secretary Resigns Over Timekeeping Irregularities

September 21, 2014 — COLUMN

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart's former executive assistant is accused of padding her hours...

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?

 
 
 

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Does Cicero Garbage Deal Stink For Taxpayers?

September 28, 2014

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Garbage company is paid millions by Cicero taxpayers in no-bid deal, and donates big to Town President Larry Dominick’s campaign funds.

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Sheriff's Ex-Secretary Resigns Over Timekeeping

September 21, 2014

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Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart's former executive assistant is accused of padding her hours, resigns rather than face firing; Plus, clout on the...

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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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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 Earns Four Chicago/Midwest Emmy Nominations

September 24, 2014

BGA nominated with media partners NBC 5, CBS2, FOX 32 for news stories on government.​

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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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