The BGA’s Policy Team says it’s time for the government branch that cleans our water to embrace accountability.
Governor Pritzker’s executive order indicates that he is hoping to hold agencies to the “highest degree of transparency accountability standards.” Hopefully, he and the attorney general will work with legislators to make transparency a default.
From rules of the road to school code requirements, here are some important laws that took effect in the New Year.
Chicago is getting closer to running its injured workers program the right way.
There are plenty of existing laws across the country that limit the use of non-disclosure agreements. Illinois lawmakers should draw on these models to protect the public and address a problem common to all industries, from Hollywood to local government.
What do Harvey Weinstein, GM, Johnson & Johnson, the Catholic Church, and the City of Markham all have in common? We can’t disclose it.
Since January of 2017, the mayor and aldermen have made as many as 70 calls for public hearings and expert testimony. But, not all of them actually happen.
The BGA Policy Team highlights a way forward for the City of Chicago’s recycling program.
The BGA testifies that language protecting public access to police documents should be improved in the Chicago police consent decree that is an important achievement.
Candidates for Illinois’ top law post answer the BGA’s questions.