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CPS Moving To Fire Principal Over Fraud In Free Lunch Program

The Chicago Public Schools are moving to fire a principal and discipline 15 other employees, following disclosures by the CBS 2 Investigators and Better Government Association of apparent fraud in the free lunch program.

CBS 2–07/26/2011

Arthur Rodriguez effectively got a paid vacation while investigators sorted out an airport security breach he caused. (CBS)

City Is Slow To Discipline Worker Who Breached Airport Security

City employee Arthur Rodriguez helped friends get through security at Midway Airport, but got a slap on the wrist — and, arguably, a paid vacation — for his misconduct. The 2 Investigators report.

06/30/2011

The roulette wheel spins at Caesars Atlantic City July 8, 2006 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Gov. Quinn Still ‘Undecided’ On Gambling Expansion Bill

Governor Quinn continues to insist he hasn’t decided yet if he’ll sign that major Illinois gambling expansion bill.

CBS Chicago–06/29/2011

Prison fence

Report: Wrongful Convictions Cost Taxpayers A Fortune

Wrongful convictions not only cost prisoners their lives, but also cost taxpayers a fortune, according to a new investigation.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2011

Andy Shaw

Shaw: Transition Plan Will Keep Emanuel Accountable

The transition plan that Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel unveiled this week is a blueprint for how he intends to change things at City Hall. Andy Shaw of the Better Government Association weighs in.

CBS Chicago–05/12/2011

Mayor Daley's Last City Council Meeting

BGA: Corruption Tarnishes Mayor Daley’s Reign As Great American Mayor

Mayor Richard Daley is presiding over his final City council meeting. His legacy was the topic of this week’s Watchdog Wednesday segment on Newsradio 780 with Andy Shaw of the Better Government Association.

WBBM Newsradio–05/04/2011

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal stars in the thriller "Source Code," part of which was shot in Chicago. (Summit Entertainment LLC)

Like Something Out Of A Movie: Alleged Shakedown On Metra Film Location

Independent investigators are looking into allegations that a film location manager was hit up for a $2,000 bribe when the thriller “Source Code” filmed in Chicago last year. A Metra employee purportedly demanded the kickback.

04/11/2011

Vegas Spa

Taxpayers Send Teachers To Vegas Resort

The 2 Investigators and the Better Government Association uncover questionable spending by a Chicago grade school that has neglected special-education students.

02/07/2011

Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas

Treasurer Cuts ‘Party Planners’ In Wake Of Investigative Report

Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas is making some big changes after the 2 Investigators and the Better Government Association raised questions about the high salaries paid to her driver, her cleaning lady and now her party planners.

01/21/2011

Andy Shaw

BGA: Tax Hike Plan Is ‘Backroom Dealing’

The Better Government Association describes the income tax hike being cooked up in Springfield as “closed-door backroom dealing.”

WBBM Newsradio–01/10/2011

Ald. Ed Burke (14th)

Group Wants Answers On Burke’s Security Detail

The Better Government Association is asking a judge to order the Chicago Police Department to release information about Ald. Edward Burke’s security detail.

WBBM Newsradio–01/06/2011

(Photo Credit: Tim Boyle/ Getty Images)

BGA: Seniors Free Ride Program Easy To Dupe

Three years after the General Assembly implemented the program that allows free public transit rides for seniors, a Better Government Association investigation found that it’s pretty easy to dupe the system.

11/24/2010

Chicago logs thousands of complaints of unlit street lights, CBS 2 and the Better Government Association has learned. (CBS)

City Blames Streetlight Vandals For Putting Neighborhoods In Dark

A response to 2 Investigators report on how, in some neighborhoods, entire blocks of streetlights have been knocked out.

CBS Chicago–11/01/2010

Chicago logs thousands of complaints of unlit street lights, CBS 2 and the Better Government Association has learned. (CBS)

Repeated Street Light Outages Leave Residents In Dark

There was a problem on the flipside, too: Some city street lights stayed on during the day, wasting power.

CBS 2–10/28/2010

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