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Time For Voters To Join BGA In Fight For Better Government

Time For Voters To Join BGA In Fight For Better Government

October 27, 2014 — COLUMN

The BGA can urge public officials to manage our tax dollars honestly and efficiently. But citizens have to do their part: pay attention to the issues and vote for candidates who serve the public, not themselves.

Early Illiana Backer Reverses Course On Project

Early Illiana Backer Reverses Course On Project

October 26, 2014 — COLUMN

Once a proponent of Illinois-Indiana toll road, Chicago real estate executive now says proposed route is wrong, not worth the expense.

Judge Agrees To Appoint IDOT Hiring Monitor

Judge Agrees To Appoint IDOT Hiring Monitor

October 22, 2014 — BLOG

Court ruling follows Better Government Association investigation into allegedly improper political hiring at Illinois Department of Transportation.

BGA Sues Chicago Police Department Over Transparency

BGA Sues Chicago Police Department Over Transparency

October 22, 2014 — PRESS RELEASE

Better Government Association lawsuit accuses CPD of violating the state's open records law by refusing to respond to document requests. This is just the latest transparency problem with Emanuel administration.

Better Government Association Wins Press Awards

Better Government Association Wins Press Awards

October 21, 2014 — PRESS RELEASE

BGA stories on Congressman Bobby Rush, ex-U.S. Rep. Jerry Costello and UNO are singled out for distinction by the Chicago Journalists Association.

No-Bid Trash Deal Emits Foul Odor In Cicero

No-Bid Trash Deal Emits Foul Odor In Cicero

October 20, 2014 — COLUMN

Cicero is back in the news, and not the famous Roman orator or the avenue in Chicago.

Indicted Attorney Weighs Suburban School Board Run

Indicted Attorney Weighs Suburban School Board Run

October 19, 2014 — COLUMN

Parent in Schiller Park elementary district, charged with felony theft and official misconduct, may run for seat on board of education. But this isn't the only flap in the public school system.

CPS Hires Clout-Heavy Firm Accused Of Fraud

CPS Hires Clout-Heavy Firm Accused Of Fraud

October 17, 2014 — INVESTIGATION

Chicago Public Schools pays electrical contractor more than $3 million after it's barred by Emanuel administration for allegedly lying about ownership to get city contracts.

 
 
 

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Early Illiana Backer Reverses Course On Project

October 26, 2014

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Once a proponent of Illinois-Indiana toll road, Chicago real estate executive now says proposed route is wrong, not worth the expense.

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Indicted Attorney Weighs Suburban School Board Run

October 19, 2014

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Parent in Schiller Park elementary district, charged with felony theft and official misconduct, may run for seat on board of education. But this isn't...

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CPS Hires Clout-Heavy Firm Accused Of Fraud

October 17, 2014

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Chicago Public Schools pays electrical contractor more than $3 million after it's barred by Emanuel administration for allegedly lying about ownership...

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BGA Live

Controversial Chicago State University president lives at sprawling Beverly home, tosses elegant bash for neighbors, alumni (October 9, 2014). Learn more...

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BGA Sues CPD Over Transparency

October 22, 2014

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Better Government Association lawsuit accuses CPD of violating the state's open records law by refusing to respond to document requests. This is just...

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Better Government Association Wins Press Awards

October 21, 2014

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BGA stories on Congressman Bobby Rush, ex-U.S. Rep. Jerry Costello and UNO are singled out for distinction by the Chicago Journalists Association.

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BGA Updates Popular Pension Database

October 20, 2014

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Visitors to BGA web site can access retirement data on more than 400,000 public-sector retirees and their dependents throughout Illinois.

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