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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...

Amid Controversies, Riverdale Talks Streamlining

Amid Controversies, Riverdale Talks Streamlining

January 14, 2015 — INVESTIGATORS' NOTEBOOK

Lots of problems in small south suburb, but some local officials pitch possible solution: Shrinking their government.

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...

BGA Reviews Top 2014 Investigations And Pledges To Double Down In `15

BGA Reviews Top 2014 Investigations And Pledges To Double Down In `15

January 5, 2015 — COLUMN

Budget blues, shoddy services, pension perils,...

 
 
 

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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.

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Is Party Over For Harvey's Controversial Mayor?

January 21, 2015

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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...

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Taxpayers To Bear Cross (and Rutherford) Pensions

January 11, 2015

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

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.

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BGA Live

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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