The BGA Policy Team finds that in just two years, nearly two hundred bills changing the Freedom of Information Act were assigned to as many as 40 committees in the Illinois General Assembly.
Following a BGA policy report, a new City Council resolution will require committee meetings to be broadcast.
Candidates for Illinois Comptroller and Treasurer offer differing thoughts to BGA’s streamlining question.
Read the candidates’ responses before you head to the polls to make sure your vote is an informed one.
The big policy debates happen in committee hearings and right now you can only catch them in person.
Join BGA’s Policy team and weigh in on the future of Chicagoland.
The first part of automatic voter registration has been implemented at DMVs around the state. From now on, when you go to the DMV to renew your driver’s license, the state will check and update your voting registration card for you.
Here’s how we worked to make government more transparent and accountable to you.
Nearly 98 percent of public safety funds in Illinois have more liabilities than assets. Advocates and officials have pushed to consolidate these hundreds of pension funds.
A small donor democracy matching program would improve fairness and ballot accessibility, giving more candidates a chance to run.