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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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    October 15, 2014

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on the most recent Illinois gubernatorial debate and Mayor Rahm Emanuel's desire to raise the city parking tax. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
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    October 8, 2014

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on an increase in fees at Illinois public schools and a new poll showing Mayor Rahm Emanuel is slipping in popularity among Chicagoans. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
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    October 1, 2014

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on a BGA questionnaire given to the leading candidates running for Illinois Governor about good government issues. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
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    September 24, 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 decriminalize drug possession statewide and a new survey showing Illinois is second from the bottom when it comes to its business climate. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
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    September 17, 2014

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association Director of Programming and Investigations Bob Reed has the latest on the Cubs getting the green light to break ground at Wrigley and Mayor Emanuel defending his decision to save $27 million in 2015 by raising city retiree health premiums by 40-percent. You can find more info on BGA activities at
  • Better Government Association

    September 10, 2014

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on Mayor Emanuel's plan to give Inspector General Joseph Ferguson an additional job, oversight of the Public Building Commission and a real estate deal that is raising concerns about possible cronyism involving former Mayor Daley. You can find more
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    September 3, 2014

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on reports the feds may be investigating Chicago police shootings, Chicago police looking into testing body cameras on officers and City Council's move to ditch its inspector general. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
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    August 27, 2014

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on the City Council's Inspector General's feud with Mayor Emanuel and Chicago's taxpayers picking up the tab for CTA pension fund officials to attend conferences in Hawaii and other sites. You can find more info on BGA activities at better
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    August 20, 2014

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on a new analysis by the BGA that takes a look at the work of Chicago's Inspector General. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
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    August 13, 2014

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on problems at the Chicago Animal Care and Control Commission. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
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    August 6, 2014

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association Director of Programming and Investigations Bob Reed has the latest on the public pension crisis plaguing Chicago's suburb and the Sun-Times questioning of the value of Chicago's city council inspector. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
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    July 30, 2014

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on city council's steps to reduce oversight of their campaign fundraising. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
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    July 23, 2014

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on city council's agreement to a do not hire list of public employees fired for their misconduct and a bill signed by Governor Quinn that allows borrowing by the state of some 1.1 billion dollars for highway and related infrastructure repairs. You c
  • Better Government Association

    July 16, 2014

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on potential challengers in Chicago's upcoming Mayoral election and the Justice department telling the Illinois legislature to keep hands off in its probe of Governor Quinn's anti-violence program. You can find more info on BGA activities at be
  • Better Government Association

    July 9, 2014

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on former Mayor Daley's inability to testify in a case involving Park Grill Restaurant and the explosion of violence in Chicago over the holiday weekend. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org.
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    July 2, 2014

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association Director of Programming and Investigations Bob Reed has the latest on legislation signed by Governor Quinn that allows Illinois citizens to register and vote right up to and including election day and the Cubs renovation plan for Wrigley Field which its backers say should win OK from the city
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    June 25, 2014

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on Chicago securing the George Lucas museum and the city wasting millions of dollar on free garbage pickup. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
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    June 18, 2014

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw discusses the potential impact from ending the Shakman decree and the BGA is urging Governor Quinn to veto legislation that would ease requirements of Illinois bodies to respond quickly to requests filed under the freedom of information act. You can find more info on B
  • Better Government Association

    June 11, 2014

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on Governor Quinn's signing of the pension bill and the selection process for the Obama Presidential library and museum. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
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    June 4, 2014

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on a referendum expected to be on November Illinois election ballots calling for legislative term limits and the legislature's failure to reach an agreement over the state budget crisis. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
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    May 28, 2014

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on the Illinois General Assembly's inaction to deal with the state's budget crisis and the latest on Governor Quinn's controversial anti-violence program. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
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    May 21, 2014

    This week on "Watchdog Wednesday" Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on the so-called temporary Illinois personal and corporate income tax and Mayor Emanuel's stance on boosting the minimum wage. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
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    May 14, 2014

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw discusses the BGA's call for Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to join the anti-corruption fight and the recent Sun Times poll that shows Mayor Rahm Emanuel only getting 29-percent support by voters. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
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    May 7, 2014

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on the criminal probe surrounding Governor Quinn's troubled anti violence program and Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis' announcement that the union would be "very active" in next years mayoral election. You can find more i
  • Better Government Association

    April 30, 2014

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association Director of Programming and Investigations Bob Reed has the latest on Governor Quinn's proposal to share more income tax revenue with Chicago, what's behind the exodus of professors leaving Illinois universities and the state's ability to afford a 100 million dollar Obama president