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Matteson Changes Tune On Police And Fire Layoffs
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.
BGA's Andy Shaw and Alden Loury On WBEZ's "Afternoon Shift"
Mar 3, 2015 9:25 AM
BGA's regular monthly appearance on WBEZ's "Afternoon Shift".
Matteson Cries Poor But Spends Big
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.
BGA’s Andy Shaw On The Results Of Chicago’s Mayoral Election
Feb 25, 2015 9:52 AM
The president and CEO of The Better Government Association talks about the results of the mayoral election.
Public Transparency Stinks At Sanitary District – So Better Government Association Sues
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.
No Lift-Off Yet – Peotone Plan Faces Tough Critique
Feb 22, 2015 7:30 AM
Potential developers and investors in a proposed south suburban airport point out risks, weaknesses in the idea.
Clout College – Back In Session?
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.
Staff Overtime Soars At Illinois Prisons
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.
Local Businesses Donate Big, Bail Out Harvey Mayor
Feb 8, 2015 7:00 AM
Recent campaign disclosures shed light on Mayor Eric Kellogg's political saviors.
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