Sep 14

'True Crimes' and Accountability

5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

In a year of an impeachment, an imperiled election, an uncontained pandemic and the resulting recession, it’s more important than ever to hold public officials accountable for their deeds and misdeeds.

Jefrrey Toobin
Jeffrey Toobin, bestselling author, New Yorker writer, and CNN senior legal analyst. 

Please join the Better Government Association online for a discussion with Jeffrey Toobin,  bestselling author, New Yorker writer, and CNN senior legal analyst, as we explore the challenges of investigating those in power. 

At this virtual version of our annual luncheon, we will also honor Richard H. Driehaus with the 2020 Daniel L.Goodwin Watchdog Award. You’ll also hear more about the BGA’s high-impact investigative journalism, essential fact-checking, advocacy on behalf of good governance and activities that engage citizens in demanding effective leadership and policies.  

Richard Driehaus, reciepient of 2020 Daniel L. Goodwin Watchdog Award. 

Proceeds from this event will help support the BGA at a critical juncture in its history and in the health and sustainability of nonprofit journalism.

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Event Co-Chairs

John A. Canning, Jr.

Richard H. Driehaus

Daniel L. Goodwin

Joseph Mansueto

Platinum Sponsors

Edwardson Family Foundation

Mary and Paul Finnegan

Jim and Karen Frank

Jim and Kay Mabie

Gold Sponsors

Joe Antunovich

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Francis and Prudence Beidler

Chicago Cubs

Gary Elden and Phyllis Mandler

The Joseph & Bessie Feinberg Foundation


Carroll Joynes and Abby O’Neil

Ann and Samuel Mencoff

Steve Miller

James Perry

Kathleen and Jim Skinner

Silver Sponsors

E. David Coolidge III


The Crown Family


Ken Dauten, Keystone Capital


Bill Donnell and Claudia Daly

The Duchossois Group

Scott Hodes

Andrew J. McKenna


Alexandra C. Nichols

John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe


Mark Rust


John and Jill Svoboda


BGA Sponsors




Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP


BMO Harris Bank




Robert and Linda Levin


John and Judy McCarter