Better Government Association

Feds Seize Files, Computers As City Legislative Inspector General’s Office Shuts DownCBS 2’s Mike Parker talked to the watchdog who has had his last bark.
2 Investigators/BGA: Did Lynwood Police Department Try To Cover Up Alleged Brutality?
2 Investigators, BGA: Should Suburban Road Commissioner Who Worked From Florida Give Salary Back?Should a suburban road commissioner pay a chunk of his salary back to taxpayers?
2 Investigators, BGA: Pension-Collecting Cops Rehired By City One Day After Retirement They retire as Chicago police officers and get rehired by the city, doubling up on two taxpayer subsidized paychecks.
BGA: Rauner Pick For Environmental Post Previously Worked At Oil And Gas Pipeline CompanyA government watchdog is questioning one of Governor Rauner's picks for posts in his administration.
Dog Left In Animal Control Van For DaysA major benefactor of Chicago Animal Care and Control tells WBBM the latest foul-up at the facility is "unconscionable."
Sanitary District Cop Caught On Tape Talking About Sleeping And Drinking On The JobThe Better Government Association has released tapes it obtained of a Metropolitan Water Reclamation District police officer who accidentally left his radio microphone open last year, talking about how politically-connected employees get away with avoiding work.
2 Investigators, BGA: ‘Prince Of Pensions’ On Rauner Transition Team Bruce Rauner campaigned on the promise of government reform and fixing Illinois' pension system, but CBS 2 and the BGA found that Rauner appointed Glenn Poshard, a 1998 candidate for governor, to his transition team, even though Poshard's government pensions are among the highest in Illinois.
Rosemont Ordinance Would Keep Some Financial Information SecretRosemont Mayor Brad Stephens said it comes down to Rosemont being at a competitive disadvantage by having to turn over to the public information about finances, incentives, and more for the Allstate Arena, the Donald Stephens Convention Center and the Rosemont Theater.
2 Investigators, BGA: Wrongful Death Settlements At Government Hospitals Costing TaxpayersHospitals supported by taxpayers have paid out more than $180 million in Illinois for wrongful death cases -- deaths that could have been prevented.
Watchdog Accuses Chicago Public Schools Of Violating Open Records LawThe Chicago Public Schools have been hit with a lawsuit accusing the administration of violating the law when it comes to providing the public with information about how the district is run.
2 Investigators, BGA: Lynwood Police Investigate Brutality Claims2 Investigator Pam Zekman and the Better Government Association have been working for a year to get videotape of the alleged incident.
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