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Apr 24, 2015

A Dog Gone Shame – City Pound Leaves Pooch In Van For Five Nights

In the latest embarrassment for Mayor Emanuel’s animal welfare agency, city workers apparently forgot that a dog was inside a cage in a city vehicle...
Apr 23, 2015

BGA Nominated For More Journalism Awards

Two additional contests recognize Better Government Association’s news stories and online presence in 2014.
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Apr 23, 2015

BGA Sues Chicago Police Department – Again

Better Government Association seeks data on officers missing work-related court appearances. CPD blows off request, violating state’s open records...