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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

Watchdog Wednesday


Watchdog Wednesday with Better Government Association (BGA) on WBBM Newsradio 780 & 105.9FM (WBBM-AM)

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    April 17, 2014

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association Director of Programming and Investigations Bob Reed has the latest on Mayor Emanuel's push to persuade alderman to approve a property tax increase to make pension payments and how likely Governor Quinn will approve the legislation that will allow the property tax. You can find more info on B
  • Better Government Association

    April 9, 2014

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw gives his take on the revised pension bill sent to Governor Quinn. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    April 2, 2014

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw discusses Mayor Emanuel's plan to help solve Chicago's pension debt crisis and the latest on a questionable link between Metra and House Speaker Mike Madigan. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    March 26, 2014

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw talks ahead of Governor Quinn's budget plan and also questions the rationale behind CPS spending millions on furniture. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    March 19, 2014

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw recaps Tuesday's election turnout and results. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    March 13, 2014

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on a plan to give the Governor more oversite over the R-T-A and this week's so-called hand caught in cookie jar story leads right to Chicago city council's new inspector general. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org.
  • Better Government Association

    March 5, 2014

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on an investigation targeting Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown and the consolidation of several outstanding suits challenging Illinois' new pension reform legislation. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org.
  • Better Government Association

    February 28, 2014

    This week on "Watchdog Wednesday" Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw discusses a new lead in the David Koschman case and the Chicago police department's strategy for preventing crimes. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    February 20, 2014

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on Mayor Emanuel teaming up with the Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle to endorse one county board candidate and stop a former alderman from being elected. Andy also talks about their latest findings surrounding the David Koschman case and how
  • Better Government Association

    February 13, 2014

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on controversy surrounding the David Koschman case and Chicago's ambulance shortage. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    February 5, 2014

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on the prosecutor's final report on the death of David Koschman and Mayor Emanuel's desire to borrow more money. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    January 29, 2014

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on what to expect from the Governor's state on the state address, resistance to a new pension law and Chicago's big pension problem. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    December 13, 2013

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on financial incentives for Illinois companies and a new tactic to curb drunk driving. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    November 20, 2013

    This week on "Watchdog Wednesday" Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw discusses Illinois pension reform and the mayor's issue with France's characterization of the south and west sides. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    October 30, 2013

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on the Ventra rollout, the city's dog license program and reports of government employees doing political work for Mike Madigan. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    October 16, 2013

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on Take Back Chicago and Mayor Emanuel's desire for a strict new gun crime bill. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
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    August 28, 2013

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on Metra's new interim leader, government run pharmacies in Cook County and pension reform talks.
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    August 7, 2013

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on the mess at Metra and Madigan versus Madigan.
  • Better Government Association

    July 31, 2013

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday Better Government Association Policy and Government Affairs Coordinator Emily Miller has the latest on the lawsuit filed by Mike Madigan and John Cullerton over the Governor's suspension of legislative pay. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    July 26, 2013

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw discusses Mayor Emanuel's decision to name Deborah Mell as her father's replacement in city council.
  • Better Government Association

    July 10, 2013

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on Illinois' concealed carry battle and Mayor Emanuel's willingness to appoint Deb Mell to her father's city council seat. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    July 3, 2013

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on Governor Quinn's concealed-carry bill, Metra Ex-CEO's golden parachute and George Ryan's release. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    June 19, 2013

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on Illinois' unfunded pension crisis. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    May 29, 2013

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on House Speaker Madigan's pension reform plan.
  • Better Government Association

    May 15, 2013

    This week on "Watchdog Wednesday" Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw discusses the first half of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's first term. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org