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Mar 3, 2015 2:24 PM
After a Better Government Association investigation on questionable spending, Matteson’s elected officials decide against terminating police officers and firefighters, for now.
Mar 3, 2015 9:25 AM
BGA's regular monthly appearance on WBEZ's "Afternoon Shift".
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Mar 1, 2015 7:00 AM
Staring down a nearly $8 million budget deficit next year, the Village of Matteson may draw down its public-safety work force significantly – with possible layoffs of 13 cops and eight firefighters.
Feb 25, 2015 9:52 AM
The president and CEO of The Better Government Association talks about the results of the mayoral election.​
Feb 24, 2015 7:30 AM
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District officer allegedly makes racial remarks, boasts of drinking on the clock – while being recorded over a police radio. But agency won't turn over copy of recording, so BGA files lawsuit.
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Feb 22, 2015 7:30 AM
Potential developers and investors in a proposed south suburban airport point out risks, weaknesses in the idea.
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State legislator tries to resurrect controversial General Assembly scholarship program, which was abolished in 2012 amid concerns that politics and connections dictated which students got tuition waivers.​
Feb 14, 2015 10:00 PM
The state Department of Corrections racked up a whopping $320 million in overtime and additional compensation pay over five years, a BGA Rescuing Illinois report reveals.
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Feb 8, 2015 7:00 AM
Recent campaign disclosures shed light on Mayor Eric Kellogg's political saviors.
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