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Navy Pier Records Withheld, BGA Sues
Jun 23, 2014 5:05 PM
McPier and nonprofit spinoff refuse to release public records on Navy Pier, a popular taxpayer-owned tourist destination. Better Government Association files suit claiming they violated the state’s transparency law.
State Lawmakers Pass 'Smart Streamlining' Bill
May 30, 2014 1:32 PM
BGA supports Rep. Jack Franks' reform measure, which goes to Governor for approval.
"Smart Streamlining" Idea Forum in Springfield
May 22, 2014 10:32 AM
As a part of its "Smart Streamlining" campaign, the Better Government Association hosted an Idea Forum on Tuesday, May 20, before a crowd of more than 50 guests at the Sangamo Club in Springfield.
Better Government Association Sues CTA Pension Plan
May 21, 2014 10:53 AM
The $1.5 billion Chicago Transit Authority retirement fund repeatedly fails to turn over public documents as state law dictates, so the BGA takes the government agency to court.
May 20, 2014 9:33 AM
The Springfield Business Journal welcomed the Better Government Association to Springfield with an evening reception on May 7 at the Inn at 835.
Smart Streamlining Overview
May 19, 2014 4:27 PM
The BGA provides a breakdown of the more than 7,000 units of government in Illinois, the barriers to reduce those numbers and some of the efforts to streamline the cost of government.
Better Government Association Wins Journalism Awards
May 6, 2014 9:02 AM
BGA takes home seven Lisagor awards recognizing 2013 investigative news stories.
Better Government Association Sues Harvey Over Transparency
Apr 30, 2014 9:09 AM
BGA accuses Mayor Eric Kellogg's administration of willfully violating Open Meetings Act, Illinois Freedom of Information Act.
Better Government Association Sues School District Over FOIA Flap
Apr 24, 2014 9:01 AM
Schiller Park school district refuses to release "confidentiality agreements" under Illinois Freedom of Information Act, even though the law is clear and every other Cook County school district complied with request. So the BGA is headed to court.
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