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Apr 23, 2014 7:33 AM
BGA investigation on clout hiring on Gov. Pat Quinn’s watch prompts motion for a court-appointed watchdog – similar to what exists in Chicago and Cook County governments.
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Apr 17, 2014 9:01 PM
A former mayor and two former police chiefs in Stone Park are drawing pensions from the village's obscure little fund. What else do they have in common? All three are felons.
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Apr 17, 2014 7:20 AM
Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration awarded a lucrative contract to a prison healthcare company with a questionable track record. Turns out that company has ties to Quinn’s political opponent, Republican Bruce Rauner.
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Apr 16, 2014 10:12 PM
Winnetka is grappling with an environmental controversy – how to alleviate bad flooding without over-polluting Lake Michigan and our drinking water.
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Apr 13, 2014 2:30 PM
The BGA, with the Chicago Sun-Times, resurrects The Public Eye column, digging deeper into local government – including agencies dealing with transit and housing.
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Apr 10, 2014 3:02 PM
Separate investigations by the Better Government Association with CBS2 and the Chicago Sun-Times – on U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush and Chicago ambulances – are seeing results, helping with transparency and public safety.
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Apr 9, 2014 9:27 PM
The days of free ambulance service in the Chicago area are over – but how municipalities establish transport rates, and collect fees, is raising good-governance questions.
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Apr 8, 2014 4:46 PM
BGA, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute and Union League Club of Chicago sponsor symposium.
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Apr 8, 2014 4:06 PM
BGA's Andy Shaw and Alden Loury discuss Mayor Emanuel's pension plan, city property taxes, term limits and much more on WBEZ's "Afternoon Shift" on Tuesday, April 2.
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