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.
August 18, 2015 — INVESTIGATION
Taxpayer-funded suburban bus agency is hit with lawsuit alleging misconduct in bidding process. Complaint follows arrest of another Pace official for alleged kickback scheme.
August 17, 2015 — COLUMN
Privatization is an increasingly popular option for governments saddled with budget, pension and infrastructure woes.
August 16, 2015 — PUBLIC EYE
Dollar reductions target traditional Chicago public schools for upcoming year while privately managed learning centers get additional funding.
August 13, 2015 — INVESTIGATION
As Chicago’s community college network further consolidates programs at specific campuses, critics worry that fewer students will enroll.
August 10, 2015 — COLUMN
The front-page story attracted a lot of attention, but several local Jarrett associates said "so what?" because her actions don’t appear to violate any laws or circumvent any rules.
August 9, 2015 — PUBLIC EYE
City still routinely dumps sewage into the Chicago River, even as Mayor Emanuel touts the waterway for recreation. Environmentalists say now is the time for regulators to crack down.
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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...
August 16, 2015
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...