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Apr 23, 2014 7:33 AM
BGA investigation on clout hiring on Gov. Pat Quinn’s watch prompts motion for a court-appointed watchdog – similar to what exists in Chicago and Cook County governments.
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Apr 17, 2014 7:20 AM
Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration awarded a lucrative contract to a prison healthcare company with a questionable track record. Turns out that company has ties to Quinn’s political opponent, Republican Bruce Rauner.
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Apr 13, 2014 2:30 PM
The BGA, with the Chicago Sun-Times, resurrects The Public Eye column, digging deeper into local government – including agencies dealing with transit and housing.
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Feb 12, 2014 10:44 PM
Politically connected state wildlife official resigns amid questions about why he was participating in out-of-town pro fishing tournaments while on paid sick leave from state government. He says his bosses knew of his activities.
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Dec 23, 2013 5:15 AM
Some of you may have read or heard about a Better Government Association investigation of U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) that ran in the Chicago Sun-Times last weekend.
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Dec 14, 2013 2:06 PM
Congressman Bobby Rush appears to be catching a big break on rent for his South Side political office. This may violate federal law, but it isn't the only potential problem with his campaign operation.​
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Dec 14, 2013 2:05 PM
Congressman Rush a deadbeat when it comes to paying taxes he owes to government.
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Nov 1, 2013 9:34 AM
Why are state-owned commuter airplanes flying with just one or two passengers at a huge cost to Illinois taxpayers?
Oct 25, 2013 9:50 PM
Patrick Ward, one of the central figures in the Metra patronage scandal, wasn't the only political foot soldier for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan to land on a public-sector payroll.
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