June 28, 2015 — PUBLIC EYE
The South Lyons Township Sanitary District doesn’t pay its elected officials much but the retirement benefits can be rich – despite efforts to end them.
June 29, 2015 — COLUMN
Perhaps we’d see more progress in Springfield on the big issues if the leaders whose names we do recognize would start listening to their lesser-known rank-and-file colleagues.
June 25, 2015 — RESCUING ILLINOIS
Cash-strapped cities, towns and suburbs set to slash public safety, reduce pension costs, tap rainy day funds and explore bankruptcy, a BGA Rescuing Illinois report finds.
June 24, 2015 — INVESTIGATIONS
Officers make arrests, then fail to appear in court, sometimes after defendants claim they were beaten or wrongly arrested.
June 23, 2015 — THINK TANK
Much of the attention on our elected officials in Springfield has focused on what they’ve failed to do: pass a balanced state budget and help save Illinois from financial ruination.
June 22, 2015 — COLUMN
The noise issue is making a lot of North Side residents miserable, and they worry about the economic impact on them personally if their homes lose value because of jet noise.
June 21, 2015 — PUBLIC EYE
Huge number of Chicago Public Schools classrooms are overcrowded – and with mounting financial problems, the situation could get worse.
June 21, 2015 — INVESTIGATIONS
Dorval Carter Jr., who Mayor Emanuel just named CTA president, until recently was double dipping – accepting a government paycheck and a six-figure taxpayer-subsidized pension.
June 18, 2015 — INVESTIGATIONS
Questioned years ago about the still-unsolved disappearance of a Chicago woman, a businessman with ties to reputed mob figures is now a campaign supporter of Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez.
June 17, 2015 — INVESTIGATIONS
Top Obama advisor was tasked with helping kill controversial income tax perk used by the “wealthy and well-connected.” Yet she made a killing on a Chicago real estate deal by enlisting the benefit.
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June 28, 2015
The South Lyons Township Sanitary District doesn’t pay its elected officials much but the retirement benefits can be rich – despite efforts to end...
June 24, 2015
the BGA and FOX 32
June 21, 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..
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...
May 26, 2015
John T. Slania
Tech advances make it quicker, easier to connect with City Hall with concerns, complaints.
May 12, 2015
Better Government Association Recognized For Outstanding Local Journalism