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The North Pour

The North Pour

April 16, 2014 — INVESTIGATION

Winnetka is grappling with an environmental controversy – how to alleviate bad flooding without over-polluting Lake Michigan and our drinking water.

Key To Cutting Costly Brutality Beefs? Change Chicago Police Culture

Key To Cutting Costly Brutality Beefs? Change Chicago Police Culture

April 13, 2014 — COLUMN

In Chicago, the term "police brutality" is inextricably linked to former Cmdr. Jon Burge's sadistic South Side homicide squad...

Clout Questions At CTA, RTA And CHA

Clout Questions At CTA, RTA And CHA

April 13, 2014 — COLUMN

The BGA, with the Chicago Sun-Times, resurrects The Public Eye column, digging deeper into local government – including agencies dealing with transit and housing.

Moving The Needle

Moving The Needle

April 10, 2014 — INVESTIGATION

Separate investigations by the Better Government Association with CBS2 and the Chicago Sun-Times – on U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush and Chicago ambulances – are seeing results, helping with transparency and public safety.

No More Free Ride

No More Free Ride

April 9, 2014 — INVESTIGATION

The days of free ambulance service in the Chicago area are over – but how municipalities establish transport rates, and collect fees, is raising good-governance questions.

Term Limits: Edgar, Experts Tackle Hot Issue

Term Limits: Edgar, Experts Tackle Hot Issue

April 8, 2014 — BGA EVENT

BGA, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute and Union League Club of Chicago sponsor symposium.

A Delicate Balancing Act

A Delicate Balancing Act

April 6, 2014 — COLUMN

It’s been more than three decades since one of Chicago’s most brutal murders.

Swing Sets And Secrecy

Swing Sets And Secrecy

April 1, 2014 — INVESTIGATION

The Chicago Park District approved a generous severance agreement for a top official, but won’t discuss specifics.

 
 
 

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The North Pour

April 16, 2014

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Winnetka is grappling with an environmental controversy – how to alleviate bad flooding without over-polluting Lake Michigan and our drinking water.

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Moving The Needle

April 10, 2014

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Separate investigations by the Better Government Association with CBS2 and the Chicago Sun-Times – on U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush and Chicago ambulances –...

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No More Free Ride

April 9, 2014

Katie Drews/BGA, with NBC 5

The days of free ambulance service in the Chicago area are over – but how municipalities establish transport rates, and collect fees, is raising...

Springfield Reception - May 7

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The City of Chicago has spent more than half a billion dollars for police misconduct-related claims over the past decade or so – and only a fraction of those payouts involve tortuous ex-police Cmdr. Jon Burge (April 3, 2014). Learn more...

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Term Limits: Edgar, Experts Tackle Hot Issue

April 8, 2014

BGA, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute and Union League Club of Chicago sponsor symposium.

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BGA On WBEZ: Taxes And More

April 8, 2014

BGA's Andy Shaw and Alden Loury discuss Mayor Emanuel's pension plan, city property taxes, term limits and much more on WBEZ's "Afternoon Shift" on...

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Andy Shaw Recruits Watchdogs At Lewis University

April 4, 2014

On April 3, BGA President & CEO Andy Shaw talked about the watchdog organization's history, mission and recent accomplishments as the guest speaker at...

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