To settle an open records lawsuit brought by the BGA, the city in December released a trove of emails from the mayor’s personal accounts which involved public business. The watchdog group is asking a judge to take a fresh look at how forthcoming the city was.
Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown has long been dogged by allegations of pay-to-play in the administration of her office even as she also faces criticism for sloppy and inefficient record keeping.
President & CEO, Andy Shaw breaks down our purpose and mission. (0:54)
We Believe in Better Government
The BGA works for integrity, transparency, and accountability in government by exposing corruption and inefficiency; identifying and advocating effective public policy; and engaging and mobilizing the electorate to achieve authentic and responsible reform.
The Better Government Association promotes reform in Illinois through investigative journalism, civic engagement and advocacy. We're a watchdog, shining a light on government and holding public officials accountable.