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Andy Shaw Heads South To Springfield
BGA President & CEO Andy Shaw gets a warm welcome from two groups in a September visit to Springfield.
Does Cicero Garbage Deal Stink For Taxpayers?
Sep 28, 2014 5:45 PM
Garbage company is paid millions by Cicero taxpayers in no-bid deal, and donates big to Town President Larry Dominick’s campaign funds.
Better Government Association Earns Four Chicago/Midwest Emmy Nominations
Sep 24, 2014 1:45 PM
BGA nominated with media partners NBC 5, CBS2, FOX 32 for news stories on government.
Sheriff's Ex-Secretary Resigns Over Timekeeping Irregularities
Sep 21, 2014 5:45 PM
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart's former executive assistant is accused of padding her hours, resigns rather than face firing; Plus, clout on the sheriff's merit board.
Dolton Cop Fired In Missing Gun Case
Sep 18, 2014 5:00 PM
Village of Dolton fires police supervisor after BGA/CBS2 report about missing handgun, drugs.
Poof! An Illinois Township Vanishes
Sep 17, 2014 7:00 PM
Evanston is model for the state's 'Smart Streamlining' initiative and there's more government consolidation on the way.
Obama Aide, Daley Pal Cash In On Chicago FBI Building Project
Sep 15, 2014 5:00 AM
Clout-heavy landlords – including a future member of the Obama cabinet – make big money from taxpayers by building and leasing FBI's new Chicago headquarters. Why didn't the feds just build the structure themselves?
Municipal Official's Hiring A Family Affair
Sep 14, 2014 5:45 PM
Summit's now-former village administrator had none of the usual skills for the job, but he had a big booster in his uncle – the mayor of the south suburb.
BGA, NBC Sue CPS For Violating Open Records Law
Sep 12, 2014 8:00 AM
Complaint contends that Chicago Public Schools withholds records in violation of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act; fails to follow transparency requirements.
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