The Circuit: Over 18 years, 61% of all criminal charges were filed against Black people, even though only about 23% of the county’s population is Black. In our latest update to our collaborative investigation, the BGA, Injustice Watch and DataMade break down more than 3 million criminal charges by race, ethnicity and gender.
The importance of elections in a democracy took center stage along with NBC’s Chuck Todd.
Hector Alejandre heads a law enforcement association that received donations from Rivers Casino – which he is regulating after Gov. Rauner appointed him to the Illinois Gaming Board.
The Speaker’s so-called ‘millionaires’ tax’ could have legs despite intense opposition from powerful opponents, including the governor, says a BGA Rescuing Illinois report.
Anyone who’s followed the BGA over the past couple years probably knows we’ve taken a bite out of Chicago’s Animal Care and Control – the city government agency that has long operated with a profound dysfunction, sometimes leading to needless suffering of animals and a waste of tax dollars.
Like a passenger on the L platform, we’re still waiting.
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District police officer is recorded talking about employees slacking, including napping and drinking on the job. He also talks about clout permeating the agency.
Saying a federal appeals court mistakenly created a “watershed moment” that could cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars, Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul sides with insurance titans that administer healthcare reimbursements
Reforms are proposed for Illinois Department of Transportation in wake of patronage scandal first uncovered by Better Government Association.
The Illinois State Board of Elections web site provides pretty good information on the fundraising activities of political committees and candidates, showing how much they are getting from donors, and from which donors, as well as how campaign dollars are being spent.