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Dorothy Brown, Feeling Heat
Mar 4, 2014 9:54 PM
Inspector general launches investigation over land deal involving wealthy campaign donor giving $100,000 parcel to husband of Circuit Court clerk.
Mar 4, 2014 8:41 AM
Suburban fire chief resigns amid mounting questions about her agency's finances and leadership. But she's not leaving empty-handed – she collects a lucrative exit package.
Andy Shaw Back In Class
Feb 28, 2014 12:48 PM
BGA President & CEO Andy Shaw headed back to class at the University of Chicago. On February 27, Shaw spoke to two groups of students at the Hyde Park campus.
Watchdogs of Education: Urban League
Feb 28, 2014 11:17 AM
In collaboration with the Chicago Urban League, the BGA conducted a Watchdogs of Education session on Feb. 27 on Chicago's South Side.
Smart Streamlining: DuPage County Idea Forum
Feb 25, 2014 10:45 AM
The BGA hosted an idea forum on government consolidation at National Louis University in Lisle, Illinois on Monday, February 24 as part of its efforts to promote the "smart streamlining" of government units in Illinois.
Citizen Watchdogs of Education: Little Village
Feb 21, 2014 11:08 AM
The BGA held a Watchdogs of Education session on Feb. 20 at the Little Village Library.
Something's Fishy At State Agency
Feb 12, 2014 10:44 PM
Politically connected state wildlife official resigns amid questions about why he was participating in out-of-town pro fishing tournaments while on paid sick leave from state government. He says his bosses knew of his activities.
This Should Not Be End Of Koschman Case
Feb 12, 2014 9:03 AM
Better Government Association writes to U.S. Attorney, asks for federal investigation into how Chicago police, Cook County prosecutors and other government officials handled the killing of David Koschman at the hands of ex-Mayor Daley's nephew.
Don't Let Dixon's Recovery From Massive Ripoff Obscure Oversight Lessons
Feb 8, 2014 7:24 PM
Every government office should display this famous line from Dixon's favorite son, Ronald Reagan: "Trust but verify."
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