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Is Rauner Planning To Sell Thompson Center?

Is Rauner Planning To Sell Thompson Center?

March 27, 2015 — INVESTIGATION

The Better Government Association has learned the Rauner administration is laying the groundwork to have the downtown building appraised.

Double-Murder Conviction Being Reviewed After Frame-Up Alleged

Double-Murder Conviction Being Reviewed After Frame-Up Alleged

March 29, 2015 — PUBLIC EYE

The Emanuel administration asks Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez to re-investigate Humboldt Park killings in wake of allegations that ex-Chicago detective framed suspects.

BGA Nominated For 23 Lisagors

BGA Nominated For 23 Lisagors

March 27, 2015 — BGA NEWS

The Better Government Association’s investigative reporting team and media partners have been nominated by the Chicago Headline Club for 23 Peter Lisagor awards, long considered one of the highest honors in local journalism.

BGA Runoff Election Voters' Guide

March 26, 2015 — THINK TANK

On April 7, Chicago residents will cast their votes in the mayoral and aldermanic runoff elections. For answers to some important election questions, check out the BGA's voters' guide.

Sanitary District Cop: ‘Everyone Here Is Sleeping’

Sanitary District Cop: ‘Everyone Here Is Sleeping’

March 26, 2015 — INVESTIGATION

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District police officer is recorded talking about employees slacking, including napping and drinking on the job. He also talks about clout permeating the agency.

Rauner’s Campaign Manager Joins Lobbying Firm

Rauner’s Campaign Manager Joins Lobbying Firm

March 22, 2015 — PUBLIC EYE

And that firm plans to lobby governor’s office, creating potential ethical issues for Bruce Rauner.

As Election Nears, Rahm & Chuy Answer BGA Questions

As Election Nears, Rahm & Chuy Answer BGA Questions

March 20, 2015 — COLUMN

Rahm and Chuy share their views on the critical issues facing Chicago. Highlights of our new BGA Mayoral Questionnaire & why it matters.

Suburban School Official Sent To Prison For Theft

Suburban School Official Sent To Prison For Theft

March 19, 2015 — INVESTIGATION

Guilty plea, prison term follow investigations by Better Government Association into irregular finances at Lyons Township School Treasurer’s office.

Plagiarism Suspected At Newspaper Owned By Legislator

Plagiarism Suspected At Newspaper Owned By Legislator

March 19, 2015 — INVESTIGATION

And that’s not the only ethical issue – relating to journalism, and government – confronting the Desplaines Valley News, led by state Sen. Steve Landek.

 
 
 

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Double-Murder Conviction Being Reviewed After Fram

March 29, 2015

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The Emanuel administration asks Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez to re-investigate Humboldt Park killings in wake of allegations that...

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Is Rauner Planning To Sell Thompson Center?

March 27, 2015

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The Better Government Association has learned the Rauner administration is laying the groundwork to have the downtown building appraised.

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Rauner’s Campaign Manager Joins Lobbying Firm

March 22, 2015

Andrew Schroedter/BGA

And that firm plans to lobby governor’s office, creating potential ethical issues for Bruce Rauner.

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BGA Live

As part of the Better Government Association's expanding policy and civic engagement efforts in the state capital, the BGA Springfield Advisory Board hosted "FOIA Facts & Friction: The Future Of Open Records Laws in Illinois" on Tuesday, March 24. Learn more...

BGA and Partners Win Lisagor Award

BGA Nominated For 23 Lisagors

March 27, 2015

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The Better Government Association’s investigative reporting team and media partners have been nominated by the Chicago Headline Club for 23 Peter...

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BGA Sues To Get Koschman Records

March 13, 2015

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Special Prosecutor Dan Webb, Emanuel administration refuse to turn over documents related to Koschman/Vanecko investigation, so Better Government...

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BGA Busy On Transparency Front

March 10, 2015

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Better Government Association files three new lawsuits, weighs in on another court case and updates FBI database.

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