BGA beats back a bad FOIA bill; other reform efforts slowly advance.
Rahm and Reform: How Far Did He Go?
Budget? Fees? TIFs? Ethics? BGA Policy Team Weighs Results.
Chalk Up Some Nice Wins In Legislative Session
A ‘Smart Streamlining’ plan passes, a bad FOIA bill dies.
A Tale Of Two Larrys
Larry Huggins, a member of Metra’s troubled board until recently, has longstanding ties to the family of imprisoned Gangster Disciples chief Larry Hoover Sr., the BGA found.
Did Rahm Aide Speak Up For Gang Kingpin?
A long-ago letter, bearing the name of CTA Chairman Terry Peterson and recently obtained by the BGA, lauds the leader of the Gangster Disciples and lobbies for his early release from jail. Peterson is now denying he was an author.
A Rail Serious Question
Why did the heir apparent to ousted Metra CEO Alex Clifford give $1,000 to Toni Preckwinkle as Clifford was shown the door?
Now Arriving . . .
Politically connected Chicago businessman lands deal with Gary airport – did clout help him touch down?
The Wedding Planner
County Treasurer Maria Pappas hosts nuptials for yoga instructor in County Building during regular hours – while patrons are turned away. What’s next for mercurial “public servant”?
Not only did state government pay more than $500,000 at Loop parking garages last year, some agencies paid higher rates than necessary.
BGA Exclusive: Inside Preckwinkle’s Campaign Coffers
Cook County unions, vendors are among the board president’s biggest financial backers. That’s raising conflict of interest questions but she says it’s not an issue.