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Aug 30, 2015 6:00 AM
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District is supposed to safeguard our water supply. But it’s been leasing land to polluters, including an oil company with a history of chemical spills.
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Aug 22, 2015 10:19 PM
Illinois’ inability to fix or upgrade hundreds of basic projects threatens the environment and public safety, according to a BGA Rescuing Illinois investigation.
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Aug 18, 2015 8:54 AM
Taxpayer-funded suburban bus agency is hit with lawsuit alleging misconduct in bidding process. Complaint follows arrest of another Pace official for alleged kickback scheme.
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Aug 16, 2015 6:00 AM
Dollar reductions target traditional Chicago public schools for upcoming year while privately managed learning centers get additional funding.
Aug 13, 2015 6:00 AM
As Chicago’s community college network further consolidates programs at specific campuses, critics worry that fewer students will enroll.
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Aug 9, 2015 5:44 AM
City still routinely dumps sewage into the Chicago River, even as Mayor Emanuel touts the waterway for recreation. Environmentalists say now is the time for regulators to crack down.
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Aug 4, 2015 6:19 AM
Nearly all current and former government workers who are drawing a public-sector pension or may be eligible for one some day are now included on new and existing Better Government Association databases.​
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Aug 2, 2015 5:46 AM
Roughly 450 municipalities have given employees end-of-career raises in recent years that translated to higher pensions. Taxpayers are paying the price in more ways than one.
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Jul 29, 2015 6:39 AM
Better Government Association sues Emanuel and Rauner administrations, as well as State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, for failing to comply with state’s open records law.
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