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Better Government Association Updates Popular Pension Database
Oct 20, 2014 8:00 AM
Visitors to BGA web site can access retirement data on more than 400,000 public-sector retirees and their dependents throughout Illinois.
Indicted Attorney Weighs Suburban School Board Run
Oct 19, 2014 5:45 PM
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 the only flap in the public school system.
CPS Hires Clout-Heavy Firm Accused Of Fraud
Oct 17, 2014 9:00 AM
Chicago Public Schools pays electrical contractor more than $3 million after it's barred by Emanuel administration for allegedly lying about ownership to get city contracts.
Illinois Public Hospitals Pay $180 Million For Wrongful Death Cases
Oct 15, 2014 10:00 PM
Payments range from multimillion dollar settlements to tens of thousands for 184 cases, a BGA Rescuing Illinois investigation found.
"Connected to Chicago" 89 WLS Reporter Bill Cameron Interviews BGA's Andy Shaw
Oct 14, 2014 9:50 AM
BGA CEO and President Andy Shaw sits down with "Connected to Chicago" 89 WLS reporter Bill Cameron to discuss the latest in the race for governor.
Stormy Start To Minority Jobs Program
Taxpayer-funded initiative was supposed to train workers from black communities to perform weatherization work on homes. While many people were trained, few have found lasting work.
New Questions Swirl Around Ford Heights Finances
Oct 12, 2014 5:45 PM
Already hurting for revenues, troubled south suburb can't explain $275,000 in water bill waivers and other fiscal irregularities.
New Runway Controversy – This Time Not At O'Hare
Residents fear study by northwest suburban Chicago Executive Airport will lead to runway expansion, knocking out homes and increasing noise. Echoes of O'Hare debate.
New Illinois Laws Tackle Voting Barriers
Oct 10, 2014 6:00 AM
Statewide pilot program, extended registration period make it easier to cast ballots.
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