How Gov. J.B. Pritzker addresses his gubernatorial to-do list matters to Illinoisans — as well as to his prospects for the presidency.
David Greising is the president and chief executive of the Better Government Association, joining the BGA in 2018. For nearly a century, the BGA has fought for honest and effective government through investigative journalism and policy advocacy.
BGA Launches New Websites
Illinois Answers Project, a solutions-focused investigative website, and BGA Policy, focused on advocating for good government, debut today
Greising: Mayor Lightfoot, aldermen should be able to agree on transparency, accountability
In the struggle between the mayor and the City Council, a separation of powers is the way to go.
Greising: Accusations of Abuse at State Facility Show How Government Can Fail the Most Vulnerable
Abuse cases at the Choate Developmental Center are one example of the myriad ways in which government can fail the most vulnerable.
Greising: Strengthening Journalism Is the Best Antidote for the Scourge of Fake News
Real reporting can stand in contrast and expose Dan Proft’s costume content for the counterfeit concoction it is.
Greising: TIF district for the Bears? Resist any urge, Arlington Heights.
Dear Arlington Heights: Don’t back up a truck to the public vault and load it with the millions in incentives the Bears will ask for — and may not truly need.
Greising: BGA Report on Pritzker Shows Illinois Needs a Law Governing Blind Trusts.
A law that establishes minimum standards for blind trusts might help cure some of the problems to which Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s trust fell prey.
Greising: Illinois’ patronage history endures. Illinois still needs the Shakman decree.
A recent federal court’s decision about Illinois’ Shakman compliance is a leap of faith.
Greising: Is Waste Management Abusing Chicago’s Recycling Program?
The mayor privatized the city’s blue-cart recycling program with the idea that for-profit companies would do a better job than city crews. But four years in, the result has been pretty much garbage in, garbage out.