- Cook the books? No way, says Toni. In fact, Cook County President-elect Preckwinkle is warning the county’s other elected officials that their budgets may have to be cut by more than 20 percent to wipe out a projected deficit of $480 million. Sounds like the super-sized version of Lake County.
- Thanks to Franks from chatty Kathy and BGA. Blogger and good-government ally Kathy Posner writes about the latest reform efforts of State Rep. Jack Franks of Woodstock.
- Raising a glass to our rich history. This past Wednesday, the BGA celebrated its rich history over hors d’oeuvres and cocktails at the Miramar Bistro in Highwood, Ill. Watch a video from the event, below.