March 26, 2015 — THINK TANK
On April 7, Chicago residents will cast their votes in the mayoral and aldermanic runoff elections. For answers to some important election questions, check out the BGA's voters' guide.
March 26, 2015 — INVESTIGATION
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District police officer is recorded talking about employees slacking, including napping and drinking on the job. He also talks about clout permeating the agency.
March 22, 2015 — PUBLIC EYE
And that firm plans to lobby governor’s office, creating potential ethical issues for Bruce Rauner.
March 20, 2015 — COLUMN
Rahm and Chuy share their views on the critical issues facing Chicago. Highlights of our new BGA Mayoral Questionnaire & why it matters.
March 19, 2015 — INVESTIGATION
Guilty plea, prison term follow investigations by Better Government Association into irregular finances at Lyons Township School Treasurer’s office.
And that’s not the only ethical issue – relating to journalism, and government – confronting the Desplaines Valley News, led by state Sen. Steve Landek.
March 18, 2015 — THINK TANK
In the new BGA 2015 Mayoral Questionnaire, the opposing candidates in the April 7th election reveal plans for solving some of the city’s thorniest problems.
March 17, 2015 — POLICY
In an effort to shine a light on the major issues facing the next Mayor of Chicago, the BGA asked candidates to respond to the 2015 BGA Chicago Mayoral Questionnaire.
March 16, 2015 — COLUMN
Problem goes well beyond Schock’s use of public and political funds for helicopter rides and private plane trips to football games, concerts and staff weekends; pricey meals and hotel rooms; and a D.C. office remodeled to resemble Downton Abbey.
March 15, 2015 — INVESTIGATION
Coal giant spreads around campaign cash in Illinois. Among recipients: A campaign committee created by the new chief of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, which regulates the energy industry.
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March 22, 2015
March 19, 2015
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And that’s not the only ethical issue – relating to journalism, and government – confronting the Desplaines Valley News, led by state Sen. Steve...
As part of the Better Government Association's expanding policy and civic engagement efforts in the state capital, the BGA Springfield Advisory Board hosted "FOIA Facts & Friction: The Future Of Open Records Laws in Illinois" on Tuesday, March 24. Learn more...
March 13, 2015
Special Prosecutor Dan Webb, Emanuel administration refuse to turn over documents related to Koschman/Vanecko investigation, so Better Government...
March 10, 2015
Better Government Association files three new lawsuits, weighs in on another court case and updates FBI database.
March 3, 2015
BGA's regular monthly appearance on WBEZ's "Afternoon Shift".