Agenda focuses on streamlining government, retaining police records and modernizing transparency, disclosure laws.
BGA Supports Smart Streamlining In Springfield
BGA backs bipartisan legislation that would make it easier to consolidate townships, mosquito abatement districts, and other units of government.
BGA To Police Task Force: Rebuild Public’s Trust
BGA lists misconduct records retention, transparency provisions as central to police accountability.
BGA Sets State Reform Agenda
Preserving police records and protecting FOIA highlight the BGA’s legislative agenda.
Legislative Wrap-up: Protecting FOIA, Advancing Accountability
Much of the attention on our elected officials in Springfield has focused on what they’ve failed to do: pass a balanced state budget and help save Illinois from financial ruination.
Legislative Halftime: Good Start; More To Do
BGA beats back a bad FOIA bill; other reform efforts slowly advance.
Rahm and Reform: How Far Did He Go?
Budget? Fees? TIFs? Ethics? BGA Policy Team Weighs Results.
Paying Big for Illinois’ Local Government Glut
Without question, Illinois has too many units of local government.
Chalk Up Some Nice Wins In Legislative Session
A ‘Smart Streamlining’ plan passes, a bad FOIA bill dies.
Gearing Up For 2014’s Policy Action
On the docket: “Smart” government consolidation and a stronger Freedom of Information Act