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Aug 31, 2014 5:45 PM
Convicted in 1990 bribery case, ex-Chicago police officer has worked the last two decades as a security guard at City Colleges. He now stands to draw a taxpayer-subsidized pension.
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Aug 24, 2014 5:45 PM
Taxpayers cover travel expenses so CTA pension fund officials can attend conferences in Hawaii, New Orleans, elsewhere. Plus, agency wants to know if dead people are drawing retirement benefits.
Aug 20, 2014 10:00 AM
BGA-supported "Smart Streamlining" effort gains momentum.
Aug 20, 2014 7:00 AM
They launch hundreds of investigations but results are lackluster, a BGA Rescuing Illinois report reveals.​
Aug 18, 2014 10:05 PM
Confiscated by Dolton police, antique handgun goes missing from station, then turns up amid inquiry. Now a police supervisor faces possible discipline.
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Aug 18, 2014 9:05 PM
Summit's politically connected village administrator allegedly gives himself a "loan" with taxpayer money. Confronted by the BGA and FOX 32, he resigns.
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Aug 17, 2014 5:45 PM
Community college in south suburbs hires politically connected security guard with history of run-ins with the law; Plus, president of the school packs heat.
Aug 15, 2014 7:00 AM
New portal includes payrolls, budgets, and teacher and administrator contracts, among other documents, covering roughly 150 public school districts in DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties.
Aug 12, 2014 4:17 PM
Better Government Association files second lawsuit in recent months against Chicago Animal Care and Control – this time for refusing to release the content of emails between Mayor Emanuel's aides relating to the dog pound.
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