New Department of Assets, Information and Services reduced spending growth by $1.8 million per year post-merger, exceeding $1 million savings target.
CPS IG makes argument for greater independence, reflecting longstanding BGA concerns over giving Chicago watchdogs adequately empowered oversight.
Citywide referenda get much attention, but a closer look shows a more focused use of this tool at the community level.
A closer look at non-binding city ballot questions shows a renewed interest in their use, but a mixed bag of results.
New law uses 2015 privatization ordinance as model for transparency and oversight of risky financial deals.
Each city has its way but Chicago’s mayor is changing a longtime method for naming a police leader.
BGA game plan: Push City Council to give watchdog full investigative power, including audits.