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BGA Sues City Animal Pound – Again
Aug 12, 2014 4:17 PM
Better Government Association files second lawsuit in recent months against Chicago Animal Care and Control – this time for refusing to release the content of emails between Mayor Emanuel's aides relating to the dog pound.
BGA Assembling Strong Watchdog Team in Springfield
Aug 11, 2014 8:35 AM
The Capitol in Springfield is where elected officials allocate most of our state tax dollars, make major decisions that affect our lives, and manage a government wracked with chronic fiscal and ethical problems.
Third Annual Summer Comedy Event
Aug 1, 2014 11:49 AM
The Young Professionals Board of the Better Government Association held its Third Annual Summer Comedy Fundraiser at untitled in Chicago's River North neighborhood on July 28.
First Meeting of Springfield Advisory Board
Jul 30, 2014 9:21 AM
Springfield is stepping up to the table to demand a better government.
IHSA Balks, Better Government Association Sues
Jul 23, 2014 8:25 PM
Illinois High School Association regulates athletics at public schools, holds events at public facilities and derives income from public events – but won’t submit to transparency laws. So BGA takes group to court.
"At Issue" WBBM's Craig Dellimore Interviews BGA's Andy Shaw
Jul 7, 2014 11:25 AM
"At Issue" WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore interviews BGA CEO and President Andy Shaw as he marks five years at the helm of the government watchdog group.
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.
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