Andy Shaw

BGA Sues Cook County To Release "Clout Logs"A government watchdog group has filed a lawsuit against Cook County, to get access to records about potential patronage in county hiring.
2 Investigators, BGA: Does Chicago Have An Ambulance Shortage?CBS 2's Pam Zekman and the Better Government Association investigate claims by some paramedics that response time is too slow.
BGA: Overhaul Transit Boards To Change 'Culture Of Corruption'A government watchdog group said Wednesday that the resignations of two Regional Transportation Authority board members this week pointed to larger, troubling issues for the Chicago area’s transit agencies.
BGA Questions $750K 'Golden Parachute' For Former Metra BossA government watchdog group wants the Regional Transportation Authority to look into why former Metra executive director got a severance package worth up to $750,000 when he stepped down, even though he apparently wasn’t legally entitled to any severance pay.
BGA, 2 Investigators: Ambulance Breakdowns Could Prove Deadly It could have been a matter of life or death last month when a city ambulance broke down while rushing a gunshot victim to a hospital for emergency care. How could that happen? Pam Zekman and the Better Government Association investigate.
BGA, 2 Investigators: Taverns Give Campaign Cash To Mayors Who Regulate ThemAt least 50 mayors who double as liquor commissioners have taken campaign contributions totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars from the same bars they watch over. CBS 2's Pam Zekman reports.
BGA Urging Open Process For Any Deal To Privatize MidwayThe Better Government Association has been putting pressure on the Chicago City Council as city officials weigh possible privatization of Midway International Airport, in an effort to make sure it won't turn out like the disastrous parking meter lease deal.
School Investigator: Widespread Fraud Pervades Chicago School Lunch ProgramCBS 2 and the Better Government Association first disclosed how Chicago Public School employees were gaming the $175 million program meant for poor children.
Cost To Repair Brown Line Rehab Mistakes Swells To $5.7MCTA fares are going up so that desperately needed infrastructure improvements can be paid for; all while the final fixes are underway to correct costly mistakes made on the CTA’s $580 million Brown Line reconstruction project.
BGA President: Jackson's District May Not Have Congressman For Several More MonthsConstituents in Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.'s district have gone without representation on Capitol Hill for more than five months, and the head of the Better Government Association said Wednesday that they might have go go without a congressman for several more months, thanks to Jackson's ongoing health and legal problems.
Jackson Jr.'s Four-Month Absence 'Troubling' For Government, BGA SaysThe head of the Better Government Association says the continued absence of Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is troubling. and certainly not good government.
Dozen High-Ranking Educators Accused Of Scamming School Lunch ProgramA dozen principals and assistant principals have been removed for allegedly scheming to obtain free or reduced-price school lunches for their own children.
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