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Taxpayers To Buy Tavern Owned By Alderman’s Family
May 24, 2015 5:27 AM
Calumet City’s government decides to pay alderman’s family $125,000 to buy their bar as part of initiative to reduce drinking establishments in the south suburb.
Mob Questions Surface Over Casino Contractor
May 21, 2015 10:21 PM
The BGA finds that Rivers Casino in Des Plaines hired a maintenance and security contractor whose president has had ties to reputed mob figures. Now the Illinois Gaming Board is investigating.
Most Blame Goes To Pols For Pension Mess
May 17, 2015 10:20 PM
Though some public employees have taken advantage of pension “sweeteners” over the years to boost benefits, political leaders also failed to keep pension systems adequately funded.
“Noose” Isn’t News In Westchester, Village Insists
May 17, 2015 6:00 AM
Rope hung in firefighter union official’s locker may reflect internal dissent in west suburban fire department as work rule changes are pushed through. Village says it’s “a lot about nothing.”
No Retirement Parting – Chicago Cops Draw Pensions, Return To Payroll
May 12, 2015 10:30 PM
Nearly two-dozen retired Chicago police officers are collecting taxpayer-supported pensions, and are now back on the city payroll.
BGA Wins Seven Lisagor Awards
May 12, 2015 4:16 PM
Better Government Association Recognized For Outstanding Local Journalism
Prosecutors Revisit ‘94 Murder Conviction
May 3, 2015 6:00 AM
State’s attorney’s office is reviewing case amid allegations that an ex-Chicago cop framed two suspects who have long proclaimed their innocence.
Melrose Park Mayor’s Conflict-Of-Interest Question
Apr 29, 2015 4:50 PM
Mayor Ron Serpico’s administration taps local bank to handle municipal finances, bank taps Serpico to work as lawyer. Are taxpayer interests being well served?
Rauner Gambling Board Pick Leads Group With Casino Ties
Apr 26, 2015 6:00 AM
Hector Alejandre heads a law enforcement association that received donations from Rivers Casino – which he is regulating after Gov. Rauner appointed him to the Illinois Gaming Board.
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