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BGA Citizen Watchdogs of Education: Free training sessions throughout Chicago where you'll learn how you can monitor what’s going on in your local public schools.


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Oct 22, 2014

BGA Sues Chicago Police Department Over Transparency

Better Government Association lawsuit accuses CPD of violating the state's open records law by refusing to respond to document requests. This is just...
Oct 21, 2014

Better Government Association Wins Press Awards

BGA stories on Congressman Bobby Rush, ex-U.S. Rep. Jerry Costello and UNO are singled out for distinction by the Chicago Journalists Association.
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Oct 20, 2014

Better Government Association Updates Popular Pension Database

Visitors to BGA web site can access retirement data on more than 400,000 public-sector retirees and their dependents throughout Illinois.