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BGA Wins Reforms From Agency After Filing Lawsuit
Dec 11, 2013 11:08 AM
Better Government Association sues Cook County Recorder of Deeds for refusing to accept Freedom of Information Act requests via email; agency relents, pledges greater accessibility of public records.
BGA Launches Database Of Municipal Labor Contracts
Dec 5, 2013 3:39 PM
New online offering is part of Better Government Association push for greater transparency, more accessible public records.
Pension Votes Closes Loophole
Dec 4, 2013 12:00 PM
BGA's Emily Miller says it's long overdue.
WQAD Report: Private Employees Receive Public Pensions
Nov 26, 2013 11:03 AM
BGA's Emily Miller weighs in on pension loophole.
Springfield Citizens Breakfast
Nov 25, 2013 10:20 AM
BGA President and CEO Andy Shaw spoke at the Citizens Club of Springfield's Policy Breakfast on Friday, Nov. 22 at the Hoogland Center for the Arts.
Shaw Keynotes Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare Dinner
Nov 14, 2013 2:58 PM
Andy Shaw brought the BGA's watchdog message to the western suburbs on Wednesday, November 13th.
Watchdog Training: Rockford
Nov 14, 2013 9:29 AM
More than 50 people joined the BGA for the first-ever Rockford Citizen Watchdog Training on Nov. 13.
BGA Backs Transparency Lawsuits
Nov 12, 2013 8:59 AM
Better Government Association files motions in two lawsuits aimed at preventing the erosion of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act.
BGA Celebrates 90 Years
A thousand people packed a ballroom to celebrate 90 years of watchdog work
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