July 29, 2015 — POLICY
Ordinance designed to prevent another fiasco like the parking meter deal is introduced in Chicago City Council.
July 29, 2015 — BGA NEWS
Better Government Association sues Emanuel and Rauner administrations, as well as State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, for failing to comply with state’s open records law.
July 28, 2015 — THINK TANK
Despite political flare-ups, Illinois in middle of national pack when it comes to key ethics laws, practices, BGA finds.
July 27, 2015 — COLUMN
Cook County should revisit the plan projected to save more than $130M in one year.
July 26, 2015 — PUBLIC EYE
Chicago police have shot and killed 70 people over a five-year period.
July 21, 2015 — INVESTIGATIONS
Of top 10 busiest airports in America, O'Hare's noise complaints were far and away the most voluminous in 2014.
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July 26, 2015
Chicago police have shot and killed 70 people over a five-year period, the highest number among America’s 10 largest cities.
July 21, 2015
July 19, 2015
In near term, flights from soon-to-open O'Hare Airport runway will be routed over suburbs, away from city neighborhoods - including Mayor Emanuel's.
The BGA hosted Bill Keller, former executive editor of The New York Times and current editor-in-chief of The Marshall Project at the 2015 Richard H. Driehaus Awards for Investigative Reporting. Watch the interview and find out who took top honors..
July 29, 2015
Better Government Association sues Emanuel and Rauner administrations, as well as State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, for failing to comply with state’s...
June 16, 2015
The Better Government Association and the Chicago Sun-Times won an Associated Press award for enterprise reporting for an investigative story on a...
May 26, 2015
John T. Slania
Tech advances make it quicker, easier to connect with City Hall with concerns, complaints.