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Neely's Eight Years Of Work Brings Nice Pension Perk

Neely's Eight Years Of Work Brings Nice Pension Perk

December 22, 2014 — INVESTIGATION

Just before Stephanie Neely resigned as Chicago's city treasurer she took advantage of a perk – afforded to elected officials but not regular city workers...

Unbridled Campaign Spending Is Prompting Creative Voluntary Reforms

Unbridled Campaign Spending Is Prompting Creative Voluntary Reforms

December 22, 2014 — COLUMN

Once upon a time, Illinois was known as the "Wild West" of campaign finance...

A Season Of...Taking

A Season Of...Taking

December 22, 2014 — INVESTIGATORS' NOTEBOOK

With a bit of Grinch-like remorse, the Illinois Department of Transportation called off Christmas-week appraisals of properties in the path of the proposed Illiana expressway.

Will Unpaid Fines Force Harvey Mayor Off Ballot?

Will Unpaid Fines Force Harvey Mayor Off Ballot?

December 21, 2014 — COLUMN

Controversial south suburban mayor refuses to pay tens of thousands of dollars in campaign finance-related fines. The state elections board may seek to strip him from ballot.

Rahm Talks Reform With BGA's Shaw

Rahm Talks Reform With BGA's Shaw

December 19, 2014 — BGA EVENT

Chicago mayor delves into ethics, privatization and his plans for future.

Reefer Madness?

Reefer Madness?

December 19, 2014 — INVESTIGATION

Thornton Township youth services director, who helps oversee drug counseling in south suburbs, is part of private group seeking state permission to grow medicinal pot.

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Rauner Talks Budget Reform At BGA's Springfield Event

December 18, 2014 — BGA EVENT

Governor-elect discusses State's Fiscal Crisis During Sangamo Club luncheon.

 
 
 

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Neely's Eight Years Of Work Brings Pension Perk

December 22, 2014

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Just before Stephanie Neely resigned as Chicago's city treasurer she took advantage of a perk – afforded to elected officials but not regular city...

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Will Unpaid Fines Force Harvey Mayor Off Ballot?

December 21, 2014

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Controversial south suburban mayor refuses to pay tens of thousands of dollars in campaign finance-related fines. The state elections board may seek...

Thornton Township Medical Marijuana

Township Official Pursues Medical Pot License

December 19, 2014

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Thornton Township youth services director, who helps oversee drug counseling in south suburbs, is part of private group seeking state permission to...

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Just before Stephanie Neely resigned as Chicago's city treasurer she took advantage of a perk – afforded to elected officials but not regular city workers – that translates into a taxpayer-funded pension someday. (December 22, 2014). Learn more...

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Rahm Talks Reform With BGA's Shaw

December 19, 2014

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Chicago mayor delves into ethics, privatization and his plans for future.

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Rauner Talks Budget Reform At Springfield Event

December 18, 2014

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Governor-elect discusses State's Fiscal Crisis During Sangamo Club luncheon.

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BGA Board Elects New Leadership Team

December 2, 2014

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The Better Government Association is pleased to announce the election of a new leadership team for our Board of Directors in 2015 and 2016.

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