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Feb 25, 2015

BGA’s Andy Shaw On The Results Of Chicago’s Mayoral Election

The president and CEO of The Better Government Association talks about the results of the mayoral election.
Feb 24, 2015

Public Transparency Stinks At Sanitary District – So Better Government Association Sues

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District officer allegedly makes racial remarks, boasts of drinking on the clock – while being recorded over a police...
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Feb 22, 2015

No Lift-Off Yet – Peotone Plan Faces Tough Critique

Potential developers and investors in a proposed south suburban airport point out risks, weaknesses in the idea.