April 16, 2014 — INVESTIGATION
Winnetka is grappling with an environmental controversy – how to alleviate bad flooding without over-polluting Lake Michigan and our drinking water.
April 13, 2014 — COLUMN
In Chicago, the term "police brutality" is inextricably linked to former Cmdr. Jon Burge's sadistic South Side homicide squad...
The BGA, with the Chicago Sun-Times, resurrects The Public Eye column, digging deeper into local government – including agencies dealing with transit and housing.
April 10, 2014 — INVESTIGATION
Separate investigations by the Better Government Association with CBS2 and the Chicago Sun-Times – on U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush and Chicago ambulances – are seeing results, helping with transparency and public safety.
April 9, 2014 — INVESTIGATION
The days of free ambulance service in the Chicago area are over – but how municipalities establish transport rates, and collect fees, is raising good-governance questions.
April 8, 2014 — BGA EVENT
BGA, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute and Union League Club of Chicago sponsor symposium.
April 6, 2014 — COLUMN
It’s been more than three decades since one of Chicago’s most brutal murders.
April 1, 2014 — INVESTIGATION
The Chicago Park District approved a generous severance agreement for a top official, but won’t discuss specifics.
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April 16, 2014
Brett Chase/BGA, with NBC 5
April 10, 2014
Separate investigations by the Better Government Association with CBS2 and the Chicago Sun-Times – on U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush and Chicago ambulances –...
April 9, 2014
Katie Drews/BGA, with NBC 5
The days of free ambulance service in the Chicago area are over – but how municipalities establish transport rates, and collect fees, is raising...
Please join us for cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and conversation about "Smart Streamlining," exploring ways to improve government efficiency. Register now...
The City of Chicago has spent more than half a billion dollars for police misconduct-related claims over the past decade or so – and only a fraction of those payouts involve tortuous ex-police Cmdr. Jon Burge (April 3, 2014). Learn more...
April 8, 2014
BGA's Andy Shaw and Alden Loury discuss Mayor Emanuel's pension plan, city property taxes, term limits and much more on WBEZ's "Afternoon Shift" on...
April 4, 2014
On April 3, BGA President & CEO Andy Shaw talked about the watchdog organization's history, mission and recent accomplishments as the guest speaker at...