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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)

  • Better Government Association

    July 1, 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 24, 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 17, 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 10, 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 3, 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 27, 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 20, 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 20, 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 13, 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 6, 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 29, 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 22, 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 15, 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 8, 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 1, 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 25, 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 18, 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 11, 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
  • Better Government Association

    March 4, 2015

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on changes in strategy for Mayor Emanuel's reelection campaign and Moody's most recent downgrade of Chicago's municipal bond rating. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    February 25, 2015

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on results from Chicago's election as Mayor Emanuel and Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia head into round two. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    February 18, 2015

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on the Chicago election and word that more than half of the money in the Mayor's race comes from outside Chicago. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    February 12, 2015

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on Alderman Burke's preferential snow removal treatment. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    February 4, 2015

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw previews Governor Rauner's first State of the State address to the Illinois Legislature and has the latest on CTU President Karen Lewis' warning that their members are willing to strike to win larger salaries and protect their benefits. You can find more info
  • Better Government Association

    January 28, 2015

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on the five mayoral candidates who met with the Chicago Tribune's editorial board and recent questions raised about who's running the Illinois Lottery. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    January 21, 2015

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on Mayor Emanuel's most recent move to provide public park land for a proposed Obama presidential library and the city council's approval of a crackdown on scofflaw landlords. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org