BGA Investigates, County Official Resigns
Results & Reforms
BGA Named Finalist in 2018 Knight Award for Public Service
The joint investigation by the Better Government Association and WBEZ, “Taking Cover,” was honored by the Online News Association at the 2018 Online Journalism Awards.
BGA Wins Transparency Ruling in Navy Pier Privatization Case
The decision could make it hard for private entities that have assumed government duties to block public access to their records.
PROSECUTORS LAUNCH PROBE
In wake of BGA legal action that forced mayor to release personal emails, Chicago Board of Ethics levies fine against David Plouffe, who lobbied mayor on behalf of Uber.
CPS UNPLUGS CONTRACTOR
Following questions from the BGA, Chicago Public Schools says it will no longer work with an electrical contractor that has been paid more than $3 million since August 2012, when the company was banned by City Hall for allegedly lying about its ownership to win city contracts.
SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS REASSIGNED
Roughly two years after the BGA and FOX 32 air a report about the principal of a Gold Coast school using a taxpayer-funded credit card on lavish expenditures, he and an assistant principal face discipline.
STATE LAWMAKERS PASS ‘SMART STREAMLINING’ BILL
A bill designed to eliminate unnecessary units of government, which is sponsored by state Rep. Jack Franks (D-Marengo), and supported by the BGA, passes in the General Assembly and goes to Gov. Pat Quinn to be signed into law.
2012: TOP TEN RESULTS
The top ten results from Better Government Association initiatives.
MAYWOOD BEATING INVESTIGATED
After questions are raised by the BGA and FOX 32 about a video that appears to show a Maywood cop stomping a man during a police call, village officials launch an internal investigation.
REGULATORS REVISIT GAMING LICENSE, CONTRACT
After the BGA reports a mini-casino is planned for a Village of Dolton-owned retirement home for low-income seniors, the Illinois Gaming Board says it may withdraw the gaming license.