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Double-Murder Conviction Being Reviewed After Frame-Up Alleged
Mar 29, 2015 6:00 AM
The Emanuel administration asks Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez to re-investigate Humboldt Park killings in wake of allegations that ex-Chicago detective framed suspects.
Is Rauner Planning To Sell Thompson Center?
Mar 27, 2015 4:45 PM
The Better Government Association has learned the Rauner administration is laying the groundwork to have the downtown building appraised.
BGA Nominated For 23 Lisagors
Mar 27, 2015 10:29 AM
The Better Government Association’s investigative reporting team and media partners have been nominated by the Chicago Headline Club for 23 Peter Lisagor awards, long considered one of the highest honors in local journalism.
Rauner’s Campaign Manager Joins Lobbying Firm
Mar 22, 2015 7:00 AM
And that firm plans to lobby governor’s office, creating potential ethical issues for Bruce Rauner.
Suburban School Official Sent To Prison For Theft
Guilty plea, prison term follow investigations by Better Government Association into irregular finances at Lyons Township School Treasurer’s office.
Plagiarism Suspected At Newspaper Owned By Legislator
Mar 19, 2015 7:30 AM
And that’s not the only ethical issue – relating to journalism, and government – confronting the Desplaines Valley News, led by state Sen. Steve Landek.
Mining Money – Coal Company Donates To Local Pols, Fund Tied To Regulator
Mar 15, 2015 6:00 AM
Coal giant spreads around campaign cash in Illinois. Among recipients: A campaign committee created by the new chief of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, which regulates the energy industry.
BGA Sues To Get Koschman Records
Mar 13, 2015 11:55 AM
Special Prosecutor Dan Webb, Emanuel administration refuse to turn over documents related to Koschman/Vanecko investigation, so Better Government Association takes them to court.
Accused Of Raping Intern, Cop Still On Force
Mar 10, 2015 9:28 PM
Forest Park cop was accused of sexually assaulting 19-year-old police intern but was never charged with a crime. Did authorities do enough to investigate the claims?
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