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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

    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
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    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
  • 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