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The BGA Assesses Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel On Transparency
Jan 30, 2015 11:08 AM
BGA senior policy analyst Alden Loury gave Emanuel a 'C' for his administration's transparency efforts while making an appearance on WBEZ-FM on Thursday.
Alden Loury Joins UIC Mayoral Moderating Panel
Jan 29, 2015 10:04 AM
In one of the first mayoral candidate forums of the election season, mayoral candidates Alderman Robert W. "Bob" Fioretti, businessman Willie Wilson and activist William "Dock" Walls discussed their positions on a range of issues of concern to working class Chicago.
BGA's Bob Reed moderates 2nd Ward Candidate Forum
Jan 29, 2015 9:59 AM
Six candidates running in the brand new 2nd Ward addressed a packed room at the Drake Hotel last Thursday evening.
Suburban Taxpayers Subsidize Mayor’s Luxury Auto
Jan 28, 2015 9:30 PM
Melrose Park mayor gets new Jaguar, and starts taking $500 monthly stipend from the municipal government to help cover vehicle expenses. Village officials say arrangement actually represents a savings for local taxpayers.
Harvey Mayor Settles Up
Jan 27, 2015 8:40 PM
Mayor of troubled south suburb pays elections board $72,750 for alleged campaign-finance violations – meaning he’ll now be able to appear on the ballot this spring. But where’d that money come from?
What Does It Take To Be The Mayor Of Chicago?
Jan 27, 2015 3:48 PM
During its Afternoon Shift program last Thursday, WBEZ-FM posed that question to BGA policy analyst Alden Loury and Sun-Times columnist and ABC7 Chicago political analyst Laura Washington.
Lynwood Fires Cop Who Threw Punch
Jan 26, 2015 1:37 PM
South suburban police department knew for months about incident in which cop roughed up suspect, but disciplinary proceedings weren't initiated until after repeated inquiries from BGA/CBS2.
Following Legal Trouble, Ex-Prosecutor Eyes Job With Police
Jan 25, 2015 8:00 AM
While detained in 2012 for an off-duty incident, a now-former prosecutor had an ugly encounter with Chicago police. More recently, she inquired about a job with sheriff.
BGA Good Government Spotlight: Abner Mikva
Jan 23, 2015 10:00 AM
Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Discusses Governance, Politics and Getting Illinois’ “Mojo” Back.
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