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 Criticizes Roadblocks To Oversight; Other IGs Encounter Too
CPS IG makes argument for greater independence, reflecting longstanding BGA concerns over giving Chicago watchdogs adequately empowered oversight.
Vote Local: A Look At Chicago’s Hyperlocal Advisory Referenda
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 Chicago’s Citywide Advisory Referenda
A closer look at non-binding city ballot questions shows a renewed interest in their use, but a mixed bag of results.
Shining A Light On Complex City Deals: A New Model
New law uses 2015 privatization ordinance as model for transparency and oversight of risky financial deals.
Chicago’s Mayor Is Changing A Longtime Method For Naming A Police Leader
Each city has its way but Chicago’s mayor is changing a longtime method for naming a police leader.
Chicago IG Law Scores Points But Not The Big Win
BGA game plan: Push City Council to give watchdog full investigative power, including audits.