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Rauner Talks Budget Reform At BGA's Springfield Event

December 18, 2014 — BGA EVENT

Governor-elect discusses State's Fiscal Crisis During Sangamo Club luncheon.

Rush And Other U.S. Reps Need Ethics Training

Rush And Other U.S. Reps Need Ethics Training

December 15, 2014 — COLUMN

In my wildest dreams — cynics might call them my worst nightmares — the Better Government Association has a hundred employees, a budget of $20 million a year...

Cracking The Code On School Lunches At CPS

Cracking The Code On School Lunches At CPS

December 14, 2014 — COLUMN

Trying to find out nutritional information – including fat, calorie and salt content – on cafeteria offerings at Chicago Public Schools is no easy task.

Hillary Clinton Fundraiser Seeks Marijuana License In Illinois

Hillary Clinton Fundraiser Seeks Marijuana License In Illinois

December 11, 2014 — INVESTIGATION

David Rosen raised gobs of campaign cash for Hillary Clinton's past Senate run...

Ferguson Tragedy, Like Blago Trial, Should Prompt Reforms

Ferguson Tragedy, Like Blago Trial, Should Prompt Reforms

December 8, 2014 — COLUMN

One of my early assignments at the Better Government Association was to cover the first Blagojevich trial in 2010 for the BGA website, and to provide analysis on TV, radio and in print.

Gaming Board Reverses Course On Dolton Gambling

Gaming Board Reverses Course On Dolton Gambling

December 7, 2014 — COLUMN

After awarding video gaming license to caterer to open mini-casino in low-income senior complex in south suburb, state agency yanks approval, says mistake was made.

Next Up: Illinois Municipal Bankruptcy?

Next Up: Illinois Municipal Bankruptcy?

December 6, 2014 — INVESTIGATION

Debt-burdened local governments explore the contentious option of going to court to cut, reorganize and dump their financial obligations, a Rescuing Illinois report reveals.

 
 
 

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Cracking The Code On School Lunches At CPS

December 14, 2014

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Trying to find out nutritional information – including fat, calorie and salt content – on cafeteria offerings at Chicago Public Schools is no easy...

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Hillary Clinton Fundraiser Seeks Marijuana License

December 11, 2014

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David Rosen raised gobs of campaign cash for Hillary Clinton's past Senate run. One of his business ventures is now seeking a cultivation license for...

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Gaming Board Reverses Course On Dolton Gambling

December 7, 2014

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After awarding video gaming license to caterer to open mini-casino in low-income senior complex in south suburb, state agency yanks approval, says...

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Debt-burdened local governments explore the contentious option of going to court to cut, reorganize and dump their financial obligations, a Rescuing Illinois report reveals. (December 6, 2014). Learn more...

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Rauner Talks Budget Reform At Springfield Event

December 18, 2014

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Governor-elect discusses State's Fiscal Crisis During Sangamo Club luncheon.

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BGA Board Elects New Leadership Team

December 2, 2014

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The Better Government Association is pleased to announce the election of a new leadership team for our Board of Directors in 2015 and 2016.

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BGA: Stop Currie’s Fast-Moving FOIA Bill

November 28, 2014

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Lawmaker pushes a bad law that impairs public access and limits legal representation.​

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