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Government Consolidation Bill Becomes State Law
Aug 20, 2014 10:00 AM
BGA-supported "Smart Streamlining" effort gains momentum.
City Inspectors General: Watchdogs On A Leash
Aug 20, 2014 7:00 AM
They launch hundreds of investigations but results are lackluster, a BGA Rescuing Illinois report reveals.
Lost And Found
Aug 18, 2014 10:05 PM
Confiscated by Dolton police, antique handgun goes missing from station, then turns up amid inquiry. Now a police supervisor faces possible discipline.
Aug 18, 2014 9:05 PM
Summit's politically connected village administrator allegedly gives himself a "loan" with taxpayer money. Confronted by the BGA and FOX 32, he resigns.
Protect And Nerve
Aug 17, 2014 5:45 PM
Community college in south suburbs hires politically connected security guard with history of run-ins with the law; Plus, president of the school packs heat.
BGA Launches Suburban Schools Database
Aug 15, 2014 7:00 AM
New portal includes payrolls, budgets, and teacher and administrator contracts, among other documents, covering roughly 150 public school districts in DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties.
BGA Sues City Animal Pound – Again
Aug 12, 2014 4:17 PM
Better Government Association files second lawsuit in recent months against Chicago Animal Care and Control – this time for refusing to release the content of emails between Mayor Emanuel's aides relating to the dog pound.
Rauner's Cash Splash
Aug 11, 2014 9:24 AM
Is Bruce Rauner buying political support from Republican groups across the state as he runs for governor?
The Dirty, Dark Side of George Lucas' Museum Plan
Aug 10, 2014 5:45 PM
The dirt under George Lucas' proposed lakefront museum site covers a more than century-old garbage dump.
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