October 27, 2014 — COLUMN
The BGA can urge public officials to manage our tax dollars honestly and efficiently. But citizens have to do their part: pay attention to the issues and vote for candidates who serve the public, not themselves.
October 26, 2014 — COLUMN
Once a proponent of Illinois-Indiana toll road, Chicago real estate executive now says proposed route is wrong, not worth the expense.
October 22, 2014 — BLOG
Court ruling follows Better Government Association investigation into allegedly improper political hiring at Illinois Department of Transportation.
October 22, 2014 — PRESS RELEASE
Better Government Association lawsuit accuses CPD of violating the state's open records law by refusing to respond to document requests. This is just the latest transparency problem with Emanuel administration.
October 21, 2014 — PRESS RELEASE
BGA stories on Congressman Bobby Rush, ex-U.S. Rep. Jerry Costello and UNO are singled out for distinction by the Chicago Journalists Association.
October 20, 2014 — COLUMN
Cicero is back in the news, and not the famous Roman orator or the avenue in Chicago.
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October 26, 2014
October 19, 2014
Parent in Schiller Park elementary district, charged with felony theft and official misconduct, may run for seat on board of education. But this isn't...
October 17, 2014
Andrew Schroedter/BGA, with Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Public Schools pays electrical contractor more than $3 million after it's barred by Emanuel administration for allegedly lying about ownership...
Controversial Chicago State University president lives at sprawling Beverly home, tosses elegant bash for neighbors, alumni (October 9, 2014). Learn more...
October 22, 2014
Better Government Association lawsuit accuses CPD of violating the state's open records law by refusing to respond to document requests. This is just...
October 21, 2014
October 20, 2014
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