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Watchdog Wednesday with Better Government Association (BGA) on WBBM Newsradio 780 & 105.9FM. For more on the BGA, go to www.bettergov.org. You can also contact the BGA President & CEO at ashaw@bettergov.org or 312-386-9097.

Watchdog Wednesday

  • Better Government Association 8-26-15

    August 26, 2015

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association Director of Programming Bob Reed has the latest on Mayor Emanuel as he hosts a trio of public forums to deal with the ongoing budget crisis and the emergency motion filed over late Illinois disability service payments.
  • Better Government Association

    August 13, 2015

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on reports that Senator Mark Kirk has been paying his caregiver with campaign cash and Governor Rauner as he comes out against a $400,000 golden parachute for outgoing U of I Chancellor Phyllis Wise. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.
  • Better Government Association

    August 6, 2015

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on Attorney General Lisa Madigan, now that she has more time for a possible pension appeal and a new way Cook County property owners can petition tax assessments online. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    July 30, 2015

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on Mayor Emanuel as he revisits how the city goes about the process of privatizing city services or properties and the Better Government Association's lawsuits against public officials who've failed to comply with Illinois' open record law
  • Better Government Association

    July 23, 2015

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on the school board's vote to float more than a $1 billion dollar bond issue and Blagovich as some of his convictions are over turned. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    July 16, 2015

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on how cash-strapped Chicago public schools missed a chance to file a claim against banks to help recapture money lost over risky bond deals. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    July 9, 2015

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on the state's budget mess and Moody's after it downgrades the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District.
  • Better Government Association

    July 2, 2015

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on CPS as it braces for massive layoffs and Illinois' legislative as the deadline to pass a fiscal 2016 state budget has come and gone. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    June 25, 2015

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on Cook County Board President, Tony Preckwinkle as she seeks a tax hike and the ongoing budget battle in Springfield. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    June 18, 2015

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on a BGA investigation which shows White House Advisor Valerie Jarrett has gotten a $200,000 tax break in spite of a tax policy she was charged with helping to enforce and Illinois State Comptroller Leslie Munger's challenge to the Governor and legi
  • Better Government Association

    June 11, 2015

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on a possible freeze in the Illinois property tax and the Chicago Teachers Union as it marches in protest. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    June 4, 2015

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on Governor Rauner as he starts budget cuts in response to the Democrats' budget and Mayor Emanuel names four new members to the Chicago School Board. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    May 28, 2015

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on Illinois House Democrats as they present their own budget plan and the pension plan conflict between Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergo
  • Better Government Association 5-20

    May 21, 2015

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on the recent downgrade of Chicago's debt and the renewed push by Alderman for paid sick leave. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    May 21, 2015

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on the recent downgrade of Chicago's debt and the renewed push by Alderman for paid sick leave. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    May 14, 2015

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on Illinois' ballooning pension crisis and the impact of building Obama's library on the South Side of Chicago. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    May 7, 2015

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner as he addresses Chicago City Council. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    April 30, 2015

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on a seven million dollar budget overrun by Chicago Public Schools on its cleaning contract for school buildings and Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy's so-called "listening tour". You can find more info on BGA activities at bet
  • Better Government Association

    April 23, 2015

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on the deal between Governor Rauner and House Speaker Madigan that focuses on the Illinois Department of Commerce and economic opportunity. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    April 16, 2015

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on a former low-level city hall clerk who pleads guilty to embezzling nearly $750,000 and reparations for Chicago police torture victims. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    April 9, 2015

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on Chicago's election results and what's behind Illinois' high property taxes. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    April 2, 2015

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association Director of Programming Bob Reed has the latest on the final Chicago mayoral debate and reports that the Rauner administration wants to sell the Thompson Center. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    March 26, 2015

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on Jessie Jackson Jr. as he leaves prison this week and the potential short-term fix for the state budget. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    March 19, 2015

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on efforts underway to put the John Hancock Center under landmark status. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    March 12, 2015

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on the Illinois Supreme Court as it hears arguments on pension reform. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org