Officials in suburban counties are considering waiving late fees on property tax payments to help give homeowners some financial relief.
Citing an investigation by the BGA that revealed systemic failures in Chicago’s Blue Cart recycling program, aldermen demand public examination aimed at improving the city’s worst-in-the-nation programs.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to take recycling to Chicago’s high-rises and commercial buildings has fallen short because of lax enforcement and a series of bureaucratic snafus.
Un análisis hecho por BGA/Medill revela que las acciones de vigilancia para el cumplimiento de la ley ambiental disminuyeron bajo los dos mandatos del alcalde. El número de inspectores se recortó cuando el alcalde redujo costos.
A BGA/Medill analysis shows environmental enforcement declined under the two-term mayor. City inspection staff was slashed as mayor cut costs.
Five residents taking on Ald. James Cappleman focus on affordable housing, high-rises, community engagement and education.
After the BGA reveals how tons of recycling is diverted to landfills by a private company that stands to profit, a top city official tells aldermen he is moving to fix the problem.
With Mayor Rahm Emanuel not running for a third term, read what some of those seeking to replace him think should happen to the city’s much-maligned residential recycling program.
The decision could make it hard for private entities that have assumed government duties to block public access to their records.
In an industry that by its very nature is one slip-up away from catastrophe, the BGA finds a blurred line between the regulator and the regulated.