Newsroom

The BGA's team of award-winning journalists examines the use and misuse of taxpayer dollars in Chicago, the suburbs and the state of Illinois. It exposes misconduct, hypocrisy and waste while also breaking down complex issues through in-depth investigative stories, detailed explanatory pieces and PolitiFact fact-checks. It works independently of the BGA’s advocacy efforts.

The Newsroom is also responsible for the BGA’s publicly accessible Payroll and Pension Databases and several other tools to help the public understand how their tax dollars are spent.