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Will Unpaid Fines Force Harvey Mayor Off Ballot?

Will Unpaid Fines Force Harvey Mayor Off Ballot?

December 21, 2014 — COLUMN

Controversial south suburban mayor refuses to pay tens of thousands of dollars in campaign finance-related fines. The state elections board may seek to strip him from ballot.

Rahm Talks Reform With BGA's Shaw

Rahm Talks Reform With BGA's Shaw

December 19, 2014 — BGA EVENT

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

Reefer Madness?

Reefer Madness?

December 19, 2014 — INVESTIGATION

Thornton Township youth services director, who helps oversee drug counseling in south suburbs, is part of private group seeking state permission to grow medicinal pot.

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Rauner Talks Budget Reform At BGA's Springfield Event

December 18, 2014 — BGA EVENT

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

Rush And Other U.S. Reps Need Ethics Training

Rush And Other U.S. Reps Need Ethics Training

December 15, 2014 — COLUMN

In my wildest dreams — cynics might call them my worst nightmares — the Better Government Association has a hundred employees, a budget of $20 million a year...

Cracking The Code On School Lunches At CPS

Cracking The Code On School Lunches At CPS

December 14, 2014 — COLUMN

Trying to find out nutritional information – including fat, calorie and salt content – on cafeteria offerings at Chicago Public Schools is no easy task.

Hillary Clinton Fundraiser Seeks Marijuana License In Illinois

Hillary Clinton Fundraiser Seeks Marijuana License In Illinois

December 11, 2014 — INVESTIGATION

David Rosen raised gobs of campaign cash for Hillary Clinton's past Senate run...

 
 
 

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Will Unpaid Fines Force Harvey Mayor Off Ballot?

December 21, 2014

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Controversial south suburban mayor refuses to pay tens of thousands of dollars in campaign finance-related fines. The state elections board may seek...

Thornton Township Medical Marijuana

Township Official Pursues Medical Pot License

December 19, 2014

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Thornton Township youth services director, who helps oversee drug counseling in south suburbs, is part of private group seeking state permission to...

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Cracking The Code On School Lunches At CPS

December 14, 2014

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Trying to find out nutritional information – including fat, calorie and salt content – on cafeteria offerings at Chicago Public Schools is no easy...

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Debt-burdened local governments explore the contentious option of going to court to cut, reorganize and dump their financial obligations, a Rescuing Illinois report reveals. (December 6, 2014). Learn more...

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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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BGA Board Elects New Leadership Team

December 2, 2014

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The Better Government Association is pleased to announce the election of a new leadership team for our Board of Directors in 2015 and 2016.

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