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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

    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
  • Better Government Association

    January 14, 2015

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on what Governor Rauner faces as he gets his administration up and running. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    January 7, 2015

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association Director of Programming and Investigations Bob Reed looks back on Governor Quinn's tenure. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    December 31, 2014

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association Director of Programming and Investigations Bob Reed has the latest on lower state income taxes in 2015 and Chicago's bid for the Obama presidential library. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    December 24, 2014

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association Director of Programming and Investigations Bob Reed has the latest on the Chicago Public Schools' inspector general looking into the investment activities of one of the members of the Board of Education and Governor Quinn's decision to maneuver a former aide into the top spot at the age
  • Better Government Association

    December 17, 2014

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on Illinois' 2015 budget shortfall and public employee unions suing to stop changes in the pension deal they have with the City of Chicago. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    December 10, 2014

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw shares his thoughts on Judy Barr Topinka's legacy and discusses the dispute over the Illinois lottery contract. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    December 4, 2014

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on Governor elect Rauner's recent comments on the state's budget and the city council's move to boost the minimum wage. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    November 26, 2014

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on candidates for mayor challenging Rahm Emmanuel and Governor Quinn's six figure pension. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    November 19, 2014

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on efforts to win legislative support for easier access to public records and controversy surrounding public pension funds. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    November 12, 2014

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on Illinois Governor elect Bruce Rauner's upcoming meeting with the two Democratic leaders of the legislature. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    November 5, 2014

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw shares his post election analysis. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    October 29, 2014

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association Director of Programming and Investigations Bob Reed has the latest on how the city of Chicago and state of Illinois are handling Ebola related issues and Amazon's plan to build its first distribution center in Illinois. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    October 22, 2014

    This week on Watchdog Wednesday, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw has the latest on Chicago's legislative watchdog filing suit against the city and the BGA's suit looking for more transparency within the Chicago Police department. You can find more info on BGA activities at bettergov.org
  • Better Government Association

    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
  • Better Government Association

    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
  • Better Government Association

    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
  • Better Government Association

    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
  • Better Government Association

    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
  • Better Government Association

    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
  • Better Government Association

    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
  • Better Government Association

    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
  • Better Government Association

    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
  • Better Government Association

    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