August 25, 2014 — COLUMN
The scrap heap of Illinois history is piled high with long-forgotten government reports.
August 24, 2014 — COLUMN
CTA pension system sends top officials to lush locales, including Hawaii, for conferences, and taxpayers pick up tab. Plus, agency wants to know if dead people are drawing retirement benefits.
August 20, 2014 — POLICY
BGA-supported "Smart Streamlining" effort gains momentum.
August 20, 2014 — INVESTIGATION
They launch hundreds of investigations but results are lackluster, a BGA Rescuing Illinois report reveals.
August 18, 2014 — INVESTIGATION
Confiscated by Dolton police, antique handgun goes missing from station, then turns up amid inquiry. Now a police supervisor faces possible discipline.
Summit's politically connected village administrator allegedly gives himself a "loan" with taxpayer money. Confronted by the BGA and FOX 32, he resigns.
August 18, 2014 — COLUMN
We had a dog when I was growing up, a spaniel named Toby that was sweet, frisky and a little neurotic, like the rest of the family.
August 17, 2014 — COLUMN
Community college in south suburbs hires politically connected security guard with history of run-ins with the law; Plus, president of the school packs heat.
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August 24, 2014
Taxpayers cover travel expenses so CTA pension fund officials can attend conferences in Hawaii, New Orleans, elsewhere. Plus, agency wants to know if...
August 20, 2014
August 18, 2014
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Confiscated by Dolton police, antique handgun goes missing from station, then turns up amid inquiry. Now a police supervisor faces possible...
Summit's politically connected village administrator allegedly gives himself a "loan" with taxpayer money. Confronted by the BGA and FOX 32, he resigns (August 18, 2014). Learn more...
August 15, 2014
New portal includes payrolls, budgets, and teacher and administrator contracts, among other documents, covering roughly 150 public school districts in...
August 12, 2014
Better Government Association files second lawsuit in recent months against Chicago Animal Care and Control – this time for refusing to release the...