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Quinn Clout Hiring Faces Court Scrutiny
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.
The Stone Park Trifecta
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.
Prisons, Profits And Politics
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.
The North Pour
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.
Clout Questions At CTA, RTA And CHA
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.
Moving The Needle
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.
No More Free Ride
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.
Term Limits: Edgar, Experts Tackle Hot Issue
Apr 8, 2014 4:46 PM
BGA, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute and Union League Club of Chicago sponsor symposium.
BGA On WBEZ: Taxes And More
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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