The BGA’s Policy Team urges the Cook County board to approve an intergovernmental agreement to provide oversight of the agency that cleans our wastewater.
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.
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 retention of an Illinois Supreme Court justice is one of the lowest-profile for a high-powered position.
As population drops with tax revenue, counties and other local governments increasingly need to consider consolidation options like they’re doing in DuPage County.
Illinois politicians have created election and governing systems designed to preserve their power, not serve voters. We will need to act up to change that and demand improvements.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s departure ought to emphasize you have critical civic homework to do before you vote.
We need to see some leadership about addressing our serious pension and other debt problems in Chicago and Illinois.