After the BGA and CBS2 reveal many Chicago-area mayors take campaign money from bars and restaurants they’re regulating.
After BGA raises questions about taxpayer-funded South Beach junket by Cal City alderman (who’s also a state legislator), prosecutors start asking questions.
After the BGA and FOX 32 find state-government planes are flying between Chicago and Springfield with just a single passenger on board, the Illinois Department of Transportation decides to halt the air shuttles when there so few travelers.
After the BGA and CBS2 research how a confiscated gun and drugs went missing from the Dolton police station, officials say they plan to initiate termination proceedings against a police supervisor.
After the BGA and CBS2 raise questions about a motorcycle club founded by Melrose Park police.
After BGA reveals that many firefighters, like cops, are allowed to work with booze in their system, legislation is proposed to create “zero tolerance” for all first responders.
After the BGA sues the Cook County recorder of deeds for refusing to process an email request for documents under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the public agency settles the claim, agreeing to start accepting electronic FOIA submissions, providing an easier route for the public to obtain public records.
Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a bill on Aug. 18 that makes it legal to eliminate some unnecessary units of government. The measure was sponsored by Rep. Jack Franks (D-Marengo) and supported by the Better Government Association.
After the BGA sues CTA pension plan for violating the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, the retirement system turns over records, and makes its web site more user-friendly for those seeking public information.
More than a year after the BGA first uncovers rampant political hiring at the Illinois Department of Transportation, the agency fires dozens of state employees who allegedly were improperly brought on board.