March 4, 2015 — INVESTIGATION
Governor's employee "empowerment" tactic seeks local support but attracts widespread union opposition, a BGA Rescuing Illinois report concludes.
March 3, 2015 — INVESTIGATION
After a Better Government Association investigation on questionable spending, Matteson’s elected officials decide against terminating police officers and firefighters, for now.
March 2, 2015 — THINK TANK
In a court brief, the BGA advocates for protecting, preserving key files.
March 2, 2015 — COLUMN
In Glendale Heights, your chances of getting a government job appear to be greatly enhanced if you’re related to the boss.
March 1, 2015 — INVESTIGATIONS
Staring down a nearly $8 million budget deficit next year, the Village of Matteson may draw down its public-safety work force significantly – with possible layoffs of 13 cops and eight firefighters.
February 27, 2015 — THINK TANK
BGA Senior Policy Analyst Alden Loury appeared on CAN-TV's "Political Forum" show this week to talk with host Teresa Cordova about the outcome of Tuesday's mayoral election...
February 25, 2015 — BGA NEWS
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March 4, 2015
March 3, 2015
After a Better Government Association investigation on questionable spending, Matteson’s elected officials decide against terminating police officers...
March 1, 2015
Staring down a nearly $8 million budget deficit next year, the Village of Matteson may draw down its public-safety work force significantly – with...
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...
BGA's regular monthly appearance on WBEZ's "Afternoon Shift".
February 25, 2015
The president and CEO of The Better Government Association talks about the results of the mayoral election.
February 24, 2015
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District officer allegedly makes racial remarks, boasts of drinking on the clock – while being recorded over a police...