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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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Aug 2, 2015

Despite Reforms, Pension Spiking Still Stinging Taxpayers

Roughly 450 municipalities have given employees end-of-career raises in recent years that translated to higher pensions. Taxpayers are paying the...
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Jul 29, 2015

BGA Files Series Of Pro-Transparency Lawsuits

Better Government Association sues Emanuel and Rauner administrations, as well as State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, for failing to comply with state’s...
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Jul 26, 2015

Fatal Shootings By Chicago Police: Tops Among Biggest U.S. Cities

Chicago police have shot and killed 70 people over a five-year period, the highest number among America’s 10 largest cities.​