Riverdale school system spends freely on conferences and meals for board members – while taxes rise, budgets shrink and students lack new books.
The financially strapped City of Berwyn hires tree service without formal bidding, pays more than $1 million over last three years – while business donates to suburb’s mayor.
Among the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District’s top overtime earners: A cop who accidentally recorded himself gabbing to a co-worker about how little work he did.
State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez portrays herself as being apart from the establishment. But her backers include powerful pols, including Ald. Ed Burke and Speaker Mike Madigan.
Public officials issue gag order and circulate photo of reporter after questions are raised about how suburban park district is spending taxpayer money.
Can Cook County’s state’s attorney convince voters she’s more than a lock-’em-up prosecutor from a bygone era?
Mike Orrico, the last remaining member of the Tri-State Fire Protection District board that came under BGA scrutiny beginning in 2013, has resigned.
Illinois’ inability to fix or upgrade hundreds of basic projects threatens the environment and pubic safety, according to a BGA Rescuing Illinois investigation.
Taxpayer-funded suburban bus agency is hit with lawsuit alleging misconduct in bidding process. Complaint follows arrest of another Pace official for alleged kickback scheme.
Rope hung in firefighter union official’s locker may reflect internal dissent in west suburban fire department as work rule changes are pushed through. Village says it’s “a lot about nothing.”