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Critical Report On CPS School Closings Raises Questions

Critical Report On CPS School Closings Raises Questions

August 25, 2014 — COLUMN

The scrap heap of Illinois history is piled high with long-forgotten government reports.

Pensions And Paradise

Pensions And Paradise

August 24, 2014 — COLUMN

CTA pension system sends top officials to lush locales, including Hawaii, for conferences, and taxpayers pick up tab. Plus, agency wants to know if dead people are drawing retirement benefits.

Government Consolidation Bill Becomes State Law

Government Consolidation Bill Becomes State Law

August 20, 2014 — POLICY

BGA-supported "Smart Streamlining" effort gains momentum.

City Inspectors General: Watchdogs On A Leash

City Inspectors General: Watchdogs On A Leash

August 20, 2014 — INVESTIGATION

They launch hundreds of investigations but results are lackluster, a BGA Rescuing Illinois report reveals.

Lost And Found

Lost And Found

August 18, 2014 — INVESTIGATION

Confiscated by Dolton police, antique handgun goes missing from station, then turns up amid inquiry. Now a police supervisor faces possible discipline.

Brash Advance

Brash Advance

August 18, 2014 — INVESTIGATION

Summit's politically connected village administrator allegedly gives himself a "loan" with taxpayer money. Confronted by the BGA and FOX 32, he resigns.

We're Barking About City Pound Problems

We're Barking About City Pound Problems

August 18, 2014 — COLUMN

We had a dog when I was growing up, a spaniel named Toby that was sweet, frisky and a little neurotic, like the rest of the family.

Protect And Nerve

Protect And Nerve

August 17, 2014 — COLUMN

Community college in south suburbs hires politically connected security guard with history of run-ins with the law; Plus, president of the school packs heat.

 
 
 

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CTA Pension Fund Sends Officials To Hawaii

August 24, 2014

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Taxpayers cover travel expenses so CTA pension fund officials can attend conferences in Hawaii, New Orleans, elsewhere. Plus, agency wants to know if...

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City Inspectors General: Watchdogs On A Leash

August 20, 2014

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They launch hundreds of investigations but results are lackluster, a BGA Rescuing Illinois report reveals.

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Lost And Found

August 18, 2014

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Confiscated by Dolton police, antique handgun goes missing from station, then turns up amid inquiry. Now a police supervisor faces possible...

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Summit's politically connected village administrator allegedly gives himself a "loan" with taxpayer money. Confronted by the BGA and FOX 32, he resigns (August 18, 2014). Learn more...

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Government Consolidation Bill Becomes State Law

August 20, 2014

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BGA-supported "Smart Streamlining" effort gains momentum.

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BGA Launches Suburban Schools Database

August 15, 2014

New portal includes payrolls, budgets, and teacher and administrator contracts, among other documents, covering roughly 150 public school districts in...

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BGA Sues City Animal Pound – Again

August 12, 2014

Better Government Association files second lawsuit in recent months against Chicago Animal Care and Control – this time for refusing to release the...

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