October 20, 2014 — COLUMN
Cicero is back in the news, and not the famous Roman orator or the avenue in Chicago.
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.
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.
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.
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.
October 15, 2014 — RESCUING ILLINOIS
Illinois taxpayer-backed medical centers paid $180 million since 2004 for negligence cases after deaths,...
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.
October 20, 2014 — PRESS RELEASE
Visitors to BGA web site can access retirement data on more than 400,000 public-sector retirees and their dependents throughout Illinois.
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October 19, 2014
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...
October 17, 2014
Andrew Schroedter/BGA, with Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Public Schools pays electrical contractor more than $3 million after it's barred by Emanuel administration for allegedly lying about ownership...
October 15, 2014
Payments range from multimillion dollar settlements to tens of thousands for 184 cases, a BGA Rescuing Illinois investigation found.
Controversial Chicago State University president lives at sprawling Beverly home, tosses elegant bash for neighbors, alumni (October 9, 2014). Learn more...
October 20, 2014
October 14, 2014
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.
September 30, 2014
BGA President & CEO Andy Shaw gets a warm welcome from two groups in a September visit to Springfield.