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Andy Shaw Heads South To Springfield

BGA President & CEO Andy Shaw gets a warm welcome from two groups in a September visit to Springfield.
Sep 28, 2014

Does Cicero Garbage Deal Stink For Taxpayers?

Garbage company is paid millions by Cicero taxpayers in no-bid deal, and donates big to Town President Larry Dominick’s campaign funds.
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Sep 24, 2014

Better Government Association Earns Four Chicago/Midwest Emmy Nominations

BGA nominated with media partners NBC 5, CBS2, FOX 32 for news stories on government.​