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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.
Term Limits: Edgar, Experts Tackle Hot Issue
Apr 8, 2014 4:46 PM
BGA, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute and Union League Club of Chicago sponsor symposium.
BGA On WBEZ: Taxes And More
Apr 8, 2014 4:06 PM
BGA's Andy Shaw and Alden Loury discuss Mayor Emanuel's pension plan, city property taxes, term limits and much more on WBEZ's "Afternoon Shift" on Tuesday, April 2.
Andy Shaw Recruits Watchdogs At Lewis University
Apr 4, 2014 1:22 PM
On April 3, BGA President & CEO Andy Shaw talked about the watchdog organization's history, mission and recent accomplishments as the guest speaker at Lewis University's "Jane Addams" forum in Romeoville.
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