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Lynwood Fires Cop Who Threw Punch

Lynwood Fires Cop Who Threw Punch

January 26, 2015 — INVESTIGATION

South suburban police department knew for months about incident in which cop roughed up suspect, but disciplinary proceedings weren't initiated until after repeated inquiries from BGA/CBS2.

So Much Civic Energy, So Few Good Candidates

So Much Civic Energy, So Few Good Candidates

January 26, 2015 — COLUMN

We had a highly competitive, in-your-face governor's race last fall that still failed to get even half of Illinois' registered voters to cast ballots.

Following Legal Trouble, Ex-Prosecutor Eyes Job With Police

Following Legal Trouble, Ex-Prosecutor Eyes Job With Police

January 25, 2015 — COLUMN

While detained in 2012 for an off-duty incident, a now-former prosecutor had an ugly encounter with Chicago police. More recently, she inquired about a job with sheriff.

BGA Good Government Spotlight: Abner Mikva

BGA Good Government Spotlight: Abner Mikva

January 23, 2015 — GOOD GOVERNMENT

Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Discusses Governance, Politics and Getting Illinois’ “Mojo” Back.

BGA Sues Rosemont Over Transparency

BGA Sues Rosemont Over Transparency

January 22, 2015 — PRESS RELEASE

Rosemont refuses to reveal financial records relating to entertainment venues, so BGA takes village to court for violating the state's open records law.

Is Party Over For Harvey's Controversial Mayor?

Is Party Over For Harvey's Controversial Mayor?

January 21, 2015 — INVESTIGATION

Mayor of troubled south suburb fails to reach compromise on alleged campaign-finance violations, raising the prospect that he won't be allowed on the spring ballot.

BGA Resumes Reform Push In Springfield As New Legislative Session Begins

BGA Resumes Reform Push In Springfield As New Legislative Session Begins

January 19, 2015 — COLUMN

It’s show time again in Springfield, and the supporting cast is the same as last year...

Taxpayers To Bear Cross (and Rutherford) Pensions

Taxpayers To Bear Cross (and Rutherford) Pensions

January 11, 2015 — COLUMN

Politicians Tom Cross and Dan Rutherford will soon be leaving state-government posts. But their public-sector paydays could continue...

 
 
 

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Lynwood Fires Cop Who Threw Punch

January 26, 2015

South suburban police department knew for months about incident in which cop roughed up suspect, but disciplinary proceedings weren't initiated until...

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After Legal Trouble, Ex-Prosecutor Eyes Police Job

January 25, 2015

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While detained in 2012 for an off-duty incident, a now-former prosecutor had an ugly encounter with Chicago police. More recently, she inquired about...

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BGA Good Government Spotlight: Abner Mikva

January 23, 2015

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Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Discusses Governance, Politics and Getting Illinois’ “Mojo” Back.

Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Awards for Investigative Reporting

The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Awards for Investigative Reporting recognize the best in government-related investigative reporting from across the Midwest region.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Entries must be postmarked by Saturday, January 31, 2015.

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Abner Mikva carries a pocket-sized copy of the U.S. Constitution in his suit jacket. When he's searching for inspiration, or seeking assurance about the direction of our country, he pulls out the dog-eared paperback (January 23, 2015). Learn more...

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BGA Sues Rosemont Over Transparency

January 22, 2015

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Rosemont refuses to reveal financial records relating to entertainment venues, so BGA takes village to court for violating the state's open records...

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Rahm Talks Reform With BGA's Shaw

December 19, 2014

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Chicago mayor delves into ethics, privatization and his plans for future.

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Rauner Talks Budget Reform At Springfield Event

December 18, 2014

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Governor-elect discusses State's Fiscal Crisis During Sangamo Club luncheon.

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