August 31, 2015 — SHAW THOUGHTS
Few people understand the nuts and bolts of lawmaking as well as Charlie, or the inherent tension between governors from one party and legislative leaders from the other.
August 30, 2015 — INVESTIGATIONS
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District is supposed to safeguard our water supply. But it’s been leasing land to polluters, including an oil company with a history of chemical spills.
August 17, 2015 — COLUMN
Privatization is an increasingly popular option for governments saddled with budget, pension and infrastructure woes.
August 24, 2015 — COLUMN
Recent dustup over exorbitant severance deal U. of I. offered its embattled chancellor brings to mind oft-quoted line: "This is like déjà vu all over again."
August 22, 2015 — RESCUING ILLINOIS
Illinois’ inability to fix or upgrade hundreds of basic projects threatens the environment and pubic safety, according to a BGA Rescuing Illinois investigation.
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August 30, 2015
Tim Novak/Sun-Times and Brett Chase/BGA
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District is supposed to safeguard our water supply. But it’s been leasing land to polluters, including an oil...
August 22, 2015
Illinois’ inability to fix or upgrade hundreds of basic projects threatens the environment and pubic safety, according to a BGA Rescuing Illinois...
August 18, 2015
Katie Drews and Patrick Rehkamp/BGA
Taxpayer-funded suburban bus agency is hit with lawsuit alleging misconduct in bidding process. Complaint follows arrest of another Pace official for...
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..
August 4, 2015
Nearly all current and former government workers who are drawing a public-sector pension or may be eligible for one some day are now included on new...
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...