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BGA, NBC Sue CPS For Violating Open Records Law
Sep 12, 2014 8:00 AM
Complaint contends that Chicago Public Schools withholds records in violation of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act; fails to follow transparency requirements.
Government Consolidation Bill Becomes State Law
Aug 20, 2014 10:00 AM
BGA-supported "Smart Streamlining" effort gains momentum.
BGA Launches Suburban Schools Database
Aug 15, 2014 7:00 AM
New portal includes payrolls, budgets, and teacher and administrator contracts, among other documents, covering roughly 150 public school districts in DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties.
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.
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