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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.
BGA Engages Students With News Literacy Project
Mar 27, 2014 10:06 AM
In honor of Sunshine Week, the BGA's civic engagement coordinator Stephanie Hardiman Simon visited journalism classes at Kenwood Academy on Chicago's South Side to discuss the Freedom of Information Act, public records and how the BGA uses them in investigations.
Watchdog Training: Loop
Mar 27, 2014 9:36 AM
Due to popular demand, the BGA brought its Citizen Watchdog Training to the Loop at DePaul's College of Communication on March 25.
BGA, NBC 5 Win Illinois AP Broadcasters Award
Mar 12, 2014 1:36 PM
Investigation revealed that some police union contracts allow cops to work with alcohol in their systems.
Andy Shaw Back In Class
Feb 28, 2014 12:48 PM
BGA President & CEO Andy Shaw headed back to class at the University of Chicago. On February 27, Shaw spoke to two groups of students at the Hyde Park campus.
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