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Indicted Attorney Weighs Suburban School Board Run

Indicted Attorney Weighs Suburban School Board Run

October 19, 2014 — COLUMN

Parent in Schiller Park elementary district, charged with felony theft and official misconduct, may run for seat on board of education. But this isn't the only flap in the public school system.

CPS Hires Clout-Heavy Firm Accused Of Fraud

CPS Hires Clout-Heavy Firm Accused Of Fraud

October 17, 2014 — INVESTIGATION

Chicago Public Schools pays electrical contractor more than $3 million after it's barred by Emanuel administration for allegedly lying about ownership to get city contracts.

BGA’s newest hire: Watson the Watchdog!

BGA’s newest hire: Watson the Watchdog!

October 16, 2014 — Watson The Watchdog

At the BGA's Annual Luncheon on Oct. 14, the BGA introduced Watson the Watchdog — our new "watchdog in chief" — to a crowd of nearly 1,000 supporters.

Fighting Public Corruption — Over Lunch

Fighting Public Corruption — Over Lunch

October 13, 2014 — COLUMN

Lunch is a lot more than a midday meal when you run a nonprofit watchdog organization like the Better Government Association.

Illinois Public Hospitals Pay $180 Million For Wrongful Death Cases

Illinois Public Hospitals Pay $180 Million For Wrongful Death Cases

October 15, 2014 — RESCUING ILLINOIS

Illinois taxpayer-backed medical centers paid $180 million since 2004 for negligence cases after deaths,...

New Questions Swirl Around Ford Heights Finances

New Questions Swirl Around Ford Heights Finances

October 12, 2014 — COLUMN

Already hurting for revenues, troubled south suburb can't explain $275,000 in water bill waivers and other fiscal irregularities.

New Runway Controversy – This Time Not At O'Hare

New Runway Controversy – This Time Not At O'Hare

October 12, 2014 — INVESTIGATION

Residents fear study by northwest suburban Chicago Executive Airport will lead to runway expansion, knocking out homes and increasing noise. Echoes of O'Hare debate.

Voters' Guide – 2014 Illinois General Election

Voters' Guide – 2014 Illinois General Election

October 10, 2014 — POLICY

On November 4, Illinois residents will cast their votes for many important local, statewide and federal executive and legislative offices. For answers to some important general election questions, check out the BGA's voters' guide.

 
 
 

The Better Government Association promotes reform in Illinois through investigative journalism, civic engagement and advocacy. We're a watchdog, shining a light on government and holding public officials accountable. Learn More.

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Indicted Attorney Weighs Suburban School Board Run

October 19, 2014

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Parent in Schiller Park elementary district, charged with felony theft and official misconduct, may run for seat on board of education. But this isn't...

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CPS Hires Clout-Heavy Firm Accused Of Fraud

October 17, 2014

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Chicago Public Schools pays electrical contractor more than $3 million after it's barred by Emanuel administration for allegedly lying about ownership...

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Illinois Hospitals Pay $180 Million For Deaths

October 15, 2014

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Payments range from multimillion dollar settlements to tens of thousands for 184 cases, a BGA Rescuing Illinois investigation found.

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Controversial Chicago State University president lives at sprawling Beverly home, tosses elegant bash for neighbors, alumni (October 9, 2014). Learn more...

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"Connected to Chicago" Interviews Andy Shaw

October 14, 2014

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BGA CEO and President Andy Shaw sits down with "Connected to Chicago" 89 WLS reporter Bill Cameron to discuss the latest in the race for governor.

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Andy Shaw Heads South To Springfield

September 30, 2014

BGA President & CEO Andy Shaw gets a warm welcome from two groups in a September visit to Springfield.

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BGA Earns Four Chicago/Midwest Emmy Nominations

September 24, 2014

BGA nominated with media partners NBC 5, CBS2, FOX 32 for news stories on government.​

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