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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.


Free FOIA Clinics: Do you have questions about the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)? Schedule a free, one-on-one consultation.

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Jan 26, 2015

Lynwood Fires Cop Who Threw Punch

South suburban police department knew for months about incident in which cop roughed up suspect, but disciplinary proceedings weren't initiated until...
Jan 25, 2015

Following Legal Trouble, Ex-Prosecutor Eyes Job With Police

While detained in 2012 for an off-duty incident, a now-former prosecutor had an ugly encounter with Chicago police. More recently, she inquired about...
Jan 23, 2015

BGA Good Government Spotlight: Abner Mikva

Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Discusses Governance, Politics and Getting Illinois’ “Mojo” Back.