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Aug 31, 2014

Cop Scandal Player On Public Payroll – At City Colleges

Convicted in 1990 bribery case, ex-Chicago police officer has worked the last two decades as a security guard at City Colleges. He now stands to draw...
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Aug 24, 2014

CTA Pension Fund Sends Officials To Hawaii, Other Lush Locales

Taxpayers cover travel expenses so CTA pension fund officials can attend conferences in Hawaii, New Orleans, elsewhere. Plus, agency wants to know if...
Aug 20, 2014

Government Consolidation Bill Becomes State Law

BGA-supported "Smart Streamlining" effort gains momentum.