Shaw Thoughts

I’ve been communicating with many of you for nearly 40 years as a newspaper reporter, a political correspondent on TV, a radio commentator and now as President & CEO of the BGA. This is where I post my weekly column on government issues you should know about. I’d love to hear what you think. Email me at

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Must Reads

Could Chicago Save Millions By Slashing Boards Of "Sister Agencies?"

August 28, 2016
 Who needs a park board when the biggest decisions are made by City Hall?

Breaking Blago: Reflecting On Rod's Dramatic Rise And Fall

August 14, 2016
Some reflections from Andy Shaw, who has been watching Blago—and the Greek tragedy that is his career—for 30 years.

Time To Let Chicago Voters Weigh In On Key Issues

July 24, 2016
Chicagoans, if you wanted to voice your opinion on an elected school board, you're out of luck this year.
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