Better Government Association
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday that he is actively going after $15 million in unpaid water bills owed to the city by four Chicago suburbs. He also promised to take another look at free water that the city supplies to various non-profit groups.
The city of Chicago is owed $47 million in unpaid water bills. It’s a big number for a cash-strapped city. A Better Government Association study found that those who owe much of that money might not be who you expect.
They’ve been called the poster children for a system run amok. The Better Government Association has found retired community college teachers bringing in six-figure retirement checks – earning far more state money in retirement than they did on the job.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel sought to bolster his credentials as a reformer Wednesday, in an online interview with the head of a leading good government group.
Cathy Krzeminski reportedly urged a police employee to send city workers to her occupational health firm, a city memo says. CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports.
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.
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.
Governor Quinn continues to insist he hasn’t decided yet if he’ll sign that major Illinois gambling expansion bill.
Wrongful convictions not only cost prisoners their lives, but also cost taxpayers a fortune, according to a new investigation.
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.
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.
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.
The 2 Investigators and the Better Government Association uncover questionable spending by a Chicago grade school that has neglected special-education students.
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.
The Better Government Association describes the income tax hike being cooked up in Springfield as “closed-door backroom dealing.”
The Better Government Association is asking a judge to order the Chicago Police Department to release information about Ald. Edward Burke’s security detail.
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.
A response to 2 Investigators report on how, in some neighborhoods, entire blocks of streetlights have been knocked out.
There was a problem on the flipside, too: Some city street lights stayed on during the day, wasting power.