2015 BGA Summer Comedy Event

Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave, Chicago, 60614

A BIG THANK YOU: Thursday night was full of hilarious family stories, the struggles of dog ownership, homebuying woes and more from Chicago-bred funnyman John Mulaney at the BGA's summer comedy fundraiser. 

Term Limits For Illinois: Would They Work?

Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, 60604

Online registration for this event has closed."Term Limits for Illinois" will bring together political and policy experts to examine key questions surrounding term limits: How they've worked in other places; whether they're a good idea for Illinois and local communities; and what it would take to make them a reality in Illinois. Representatives of both […]

BGA-SJR Whiteboard: Gender Equity, Tech & Transportation

Wyndham Hotel, 700 E Adams St, Springfield, 62701

Illinois turns 200 years old this December, and to honor the occasion, the Better Government Association and The State Journal-Register are asking experts on three crucial topics — Transportation, Technology and Gender Equity — to help us whiteboard the future: What needs to be done to make Illinois a leader?

Corruption Isn’t Funny…But Sometimes You Have to Laugh to Keep from Crying!

Paris Club, 59 W Hubbard St, Chicago, 60654

THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT. >> YOU CAN STILL SUPPORT THE WORK OF THE BGA BY MAKING A DONATION WHAT: The Onion LIVEWHERE: Paris Club 59 West Hubbard StreetWHEN: Tuesday, July 31 6:00pm-9:00pmWHO: Emceed by WGN TV's Larry Potash and Robin Baumgarten, featuring special performances by IL Lt. Governor Sheila Simon and The Onion Players […]

2014 Young Professionals Board Summer Event

untitled, 111 West Kinzie, Chicago, 60654

Chicago comedians Pat McGann and Jim Flannigan kept the crowd laughing as they kicked back in this Prohibition-era speakeasy.

Public Forums: Attorney General Race

Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, 60605

The BGA, in collaboration with ABC7, hosted back-to-back Republican and Democratic debates with primary candidates for Illinois Attorney General.