It's not just state pensions that are in trouble. The Cook County and Chicago public pension systems are also in crisis. In an effort to explore and discuss possible solutions, the BGA is hosting its second forum on the public pension crisis, this time with the focus on Chicago and Cook County.
The Better Government Association and the Union League Club of Chicago hosted a panel discussion featuring experts on judicial reform.
Registration Closed. Click here to watch the video. Join the Better Government Association and Catalyst Chicago for a discussion about how charter schools have and will impact the landscape of public education in Chicago. Moderated by Linda Lenz, publisher, Catalyst Chicago.Panelists include (additional panelists to be announced):Andrew Broy, President, Illinois Network of Charter SchoolsCharles Payne, University of […]
The Better Government Association and Catalyst Chicago host a panel to discuss TIFs and school budget cuts. Moderated by Linda Lenz of Catalyst Chicago, speakers include Ben Joravsky of the Chicago Reader, Chris Brown from LISC Chicago, Bill Vaselopulos from Cook County Clerk's Office and Emily Miller of the Better Government Association. This program was recorded and streamed by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
The BGA hosted an Idea Forum on government consolidation at National Louis University in Lisle, Illinois on Monday, February 24, as part of its efforts to promote the "Smart Streamlining" of government units in Illinois.Moderated by Madeleine Doubek, Chief Operating Officer of Reboot Illinois, the panel featured a lively discussion and question and answer session […]
As a part of its "Smart Streamlining" campaign, the Better Government Association hosted an Idea Forum on Tuesday, May 20, before a crowd of more than 50 guests at the Sangamo Club in Springfield.
So how transparent and open are Chicago charter schools? Hear what BGA investigators think. They'll share their experiences getting info and public records about charter schools... and talk about the tools you need to get the info yourself.
It’s a topic that has been widely discussed in the media and across Illinois, with most specifics left unaddressed and many questions left unanswered.
Because of these outstanding questions and in light of the financial crises facing Illinois and its municipalities, the Better Government Association hosted "Municipal Bankruptcy: Is Your Hometown or School District the Next Detroit?" on Wednesday, June 3, 2015.