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Rauner Gambling Board Pick Leads Group With Casino Ties
Apr 26, 2015 6:00 AM
Hector Alejandre heads a law enforcement association that received donations from Rivers Casino – which he is regulating after Gov. Rauner appointed him to the Illinois Gaming Board.
A Dog Gone Shame – City Pound Leaves Pooch In Van For Five Nights
Apr 24, 2015 4:18 PM
In the latest embarrassment for Mayor Emanuel’s animal welfare agency, city workers apparently forgot that a dog was inside a cage in a city vehicle for nearly a week with little or no food or water.
BGA Nominated For More Journalism Awards
Apr 23, 2015 6:37 PM
Two additional contests recognize Better Government Association’s news stories and online presence in 2014.
BGA Sues Chicago Police Department – Again
Apr 23, 2015 11:43 AM
Better Government Association seeks data on officers missing work-related court appearances. CPD blows off request, violating state’s open records law, so BGA files lawsuit.
BGA Updates, Upgrades Popular Payroll Database
Apr 16, 2015 10:37 AM
Better Government Association adds new salary information on public-sector workers throughout Chicago region, Illinois.
Game Of (Pension) Pick-Up In Public Schools
Apr 13, 2015 9:10 AM
Many Chicago-area school systems cover pension contributions for teachers and administrators – a little known and, for taxpayers, potentially costly benefit.
Despite Mayoral Loss, Jesus “Chuy” Garcia A Pension Winner
Apr 12, 2015 6:30 AM
Unsuccessful mayoral candidate will see his government pensions rise after retroactively contributing to city pension fund, covering his long-ago time in City Council.
Mike Madigan's Folly? Don't Be So Sure
Apr 11, 2015 5:00 PM
The Speaker’s so-called ‘millionaires’ tax’ could have legs despite intense opposition from powerful opponents, including the governor, says a BGA Rescuing Illinois report.
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.
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