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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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Sep 3, 2015

Rivers Casino Faces $2 Million Fine

Proposed penalty follows BGA inquiry into a casino contractor whose top executive has had ties to reputed organized crime figures.
Aug 30, 2015

Taxpayers’ Toxic Tenant

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District is supposed to safeguard our water supply. But it’s been leasing land to polluters, including an oil...
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Aug 22, 2015

State Parks’ Cash Crunch: $720 Million For Repairs

Illinois’ inability to fix or upgrade hundreds of basic projects threatens the environment and public safety, according to a BGA Rescuing Illinois...