Good Government Spotlight

BGA’s Good Government Spotlight stories showcase government employees, programs, agencies and organizations that reflect the BGA's core values of government transparency, accountability, efficiency and fair play for taxpayers and the community.

Must Reads

Illinois Pols Forge Cuba Connection

January 6, 2016
As U.S. lifts sanctions, downstate lawmakers tout  state’s agribusiness, commerce opportunities with island and envision a new export boom.

Anatomy Of An Illinois Criminal Justice Reform

October 8, 2015
Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle built a bipartisan coalition to reform the state’s “automatic transfers” statute and provide juveniles more rehabilitation opportunities.

Pothole? Abandoned Car? There’s an App For That…

May 26, 2015
Tech advances make it quicker, easier to connect with City Hall with concerns, complaints.
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