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logo BGA Citizen WatchdogsThe BGA’s Volunteer Citizen Watchdog Training is a free program that empowers citizens to examine government and demand the changes they want to see.

In a series of free trainings, veteran journalists and legal professionals lead sessions on understanding government, the Open Meetings Act and the Freedom of Information Act. You’ll also hear from regular citizens who are involved and making a difference in their communities.

 

  LOCATION DATE    
         
 

March 25, 2014




 
         
 

November 13, 2013

 
         
 

October 21, 2013




 
         
 

June 25, 2013

 
         
 

March 7, 2013




 
         
 

October 25, 2012

 
         
 

September 20, 2012




 
         
 

June 26, 2012

 
         
 

February 23, 2012




 
         
 

December 7, 2011

 
         
 

October 12, 2011




 
         
 

August 3,
2011

 
         
  Springfield April 12, 2011


 
         
 

February 23 and
March 2, 2011

   
         
  Austin December 6, 2010    
         
 

South Side - IIT

September 22 and 29, 2010

   
         
  Rogers Park July 20 and 27, 2010    
         

Questions or Comments?

Contact: Stephanie Hardiman Simon

Email: ssimon@bettergov.org

Phone: 312.821.9042

 

Investigations

April 17, 2014

Patrick Rehkamp/BGA and Dane Placko/FOX 32

The Stone Park Trifecta

April 17, 2014

Andrew Schroedter/BGA

Prisons, Profits And Politics

April 16, 2014

Brett Chase/BGA, with NBC 5

The North Pour

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