Two projects, including “Cabrini-Green: A History of Broken Promises” and “Failures Before the Fires,” were awarded second place in two categories for online journalism. The Fires project, with the Chicago Tribune, was honored for the collaboration. The Cabrini Project was named in a category for online only journalism.
BGA Named Lisagor Award Finalists 21 Times
The nominations from the Chicago Headline Club recognize the Better Government Association and its journalism partners for several stories exposing corruption, government mismanagement and neglect of Chicago’s underserved residents.
BGA, Block Club Chicago Win National Award for Exposing Loretto Hospital Scandals
Block Club’s reports about unfair COVID-19 vaccine distribution led to a collaboration with the BGA that exposed mismanagement, clouted contracts and extravagance at the West Side hospital. The reports prompted an FBI probe.
BGA and Block Club Chicago share national Izzy Award
Stories about corruption at Loretto Hospital and shifting profits at the state’s Medicaid program are honored with the annual award for achievement in independent journalism.
Ronnie Ramos Named Editor in Chief of BGA and Illinois Solutions Partnership
The Better Government Association and McCormick Foundation partnership will address problems in Chicago and statewide
BGA, Partners Net Six Sarah Brown Boyden Awards Including ‘Best of the Best’
The Better Government Association and its news partners Chicago Tribune, WBEZ, Injustice Watch and DataMade, won the awards from Chicago Journalists Association, which recognized ‘Fires’ investigation with its top prize.
Better Government Association and McCormick Foundation Form the Illinois Solutions Partnership
Initial $10 Million in Grants to New Investigative and Solutions Journalism Initiative
Better Government Association names Vice President of Operations, Sally Gonzalez
Gonzalez promoted on the eve of her first anniversary with BGA
Better Government Association to Launch New Podcast
The limited series podcast premieres October 6.
BGA Raises Over $1 Million at Annual Luncheon
New limited-series podcast hosted by Justin Kaufmann, “The Madigan Rule,” previewed at event.