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Watson The Watchdog Attends His First Debate
Jan 29, 2015 8:28 AM
Watson, the official mascot of the Better Government Association, greeted the four candidates vying for the 1st Ward aldermanic seat during their Jan. 29th debate at Wells High School.
BGA Holds Charter School Forum In Belmont-Cragin Neighborhood
Jan 28, 2015 8:52 AM
Thanks to a generous grant from the Field Foundation of Illinois, the BGA hosted "Getting the Scoop on Charter Schools" on Wednesday, January 28 at the Portage-Cragin Library.
What Does It Take To Be The Mayor Of Chicago?
Jan 27, 2015 3:48 PM
During its Afternoon Shift program last Thursday, WBEZ-FM posed that question to BGA policy analyst Alden Loury and Sun-Times columnist and ABC7 Chicago political analyst Laura Washington.
Better Government Association Sues Rosemont Over Transparency
Jan 22, 2015 1:13 PM
Rosemont refuses to reveal financial records relating to entertainment venues, so BGA takes village to court for violating the state's open records law.
DePaul Journalists Get Schooled On FOIA
Jan 21, 2015 8:24 AM
For the first Citizen Watchdog Training session of the year, the BGA partnered with DePaul University’s Society of Professional Journalists and Online News Association chapter.
Rahm Talks Reform With BGA's Shaw
Dec 19, 2014 1:25 PM
Chicago mayor delves into ethics, privatization and his plans for future.
Rauner Talks Budget Reform At BGA's Springfield Event
Dec 18, 2014 9:50 AM
Governor-elect discusses State's Fiscal Crisis During Sangamo Club luncheon.
BGA Board Elects New Leadership Team
Dec 2, 2014 11:23 AM
The Better Government Association is pleased to announce the election of a new leadership team for our Board of Directors in 2015 and 2016.
BGA: Stop Currie’s Fast-Moving FOIA Bill
Nov 28, 2014 8:00 AM
Lawmaker pushes a bad law that impairs public access and limits legal representation.
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