Much has been made of a new progressive era in Illinois politics, and a series of recent public remarks by elected Chicago officials formed a triptych of the promise and […]
Announcing 2011 Driehaus Foundation Investigative Award Winners
BGA Loses a Best Friend, John J. White
Mourning One of our Own
The Better Government Association has hired veteran Chicago journalist Alex Nitkin as its newest member to its newsroom team.
Reporting on thousands of drug-possession cases in Cook County that were quickly dismissed at great cost to many received a best non-deadline reporting award from the Society for Professional Journalists. This was a USC Annenberg National Health Reporting Fellowship project as part of The Circuit, a multi-newsroom collaboration.
Reporting teams from Block Club Chicago, WBEZ, The Trace, Investigate Midwest and Harvest Public Media shared $27,000 in prizes, thanks to the generosity of the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
The Better Government Association has named eight investigative projects as finalists for the 2022 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Awards for Investigative Reporting.
Two BGA projects, with partners at the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times respectively, won first and second place for public service in a contest judged by newspaper editors throughout the state
The Better Government Association has won a Pulitzer Prize for its investigative stories with The Chicago Tribune that exposed the failure of Chicago city officials to keep tenants safe from deadly fires in dangerous residential buildings.