State Officials Refuse To Say How New $200 Million YouthCare Health Care Program For Foster Kids Is DoingThe Better Government Association wanted to know if YouthCare - managed by for-profit Meridian Health - is working, but the state declined their request for information, so the BGA is going to court.
CBS 2's Story, 'My Name Is Anjanette Young,' Wins Top Honors In Better Government's 2021 Driehaus Foundation Awards for Investigative ReportingCBS 2’s powerful story, “My Name is Anjanette Young,” has won first place in the Better Government Association’s 2021 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Awards for Investigative Reporting.
Better Government Association Sues City Council Over Private Conference Calls, Says They Violate Open Meetings ActThe lawsuit comes two days after Mayor Lori Lightfoot blasted an unnamed alderman for recording and leaking a May 31 conference call in which she traded profanities with Ald. Raymond Lopez (15th).
'Golden Parachutes' May Be Gone For Public Officials In 2019"Rather than go through the fight and deal with trying to terminate somebody, they'd rather just pay 'em off and push them out the door."
Investigation Finds Nuclear Regulatory Commission 'Downplayed' Safety WarningsNuclear Regulatory Commission downplayed safety warnings from plant workers and its own experts, an investigation found.
Groups Slam State Lawmakers For 'Nonsense Of Not Having A Budget'Civic Federation President Laurence Msall said the state’s credit rating is “a national embarrassment” as a result of the budget impasse.
BGA Goes Back To Court To Gain Access To Emanuel’s Private EmailsThe massive document dump that saw Mayor Rahm Emanuel release 2,700 of his private emails after trying to conceal them wasn’t enough to satisfy the Better Government Association.
Will Illinois Get Snubbed By Trump White House? Not Necessarily, Observer SaysThe BGA's Andy Shaw says key Illinois Republicans, like businessman—and fundraiser—Ron Gidwitz and some members of Congress are close to President Trump.
Questions Remain After Emanuel Releases Private EmailsMayor Rahm Emanuel’s office has released thousands of private emails he used to conduct city business, but some critics have questioned if there are more that haven’t seen the light of day.
Debate On Police Accountability Continues, One Year After Laquan McDonald VideoIt will be a tall order to convince some Chicagoans new reforms will make a new difference.
Retired Suburban Schools Chief Draws More Than $300,000 A YearLawrence Wyllie, who ran the Lincoln-Way High School District, has the largest pension in the Illinois Teachers Retirement System.
2 Investigators/BGA: Lying Chicago Cop Now On Radar Of Interim Supt.Chicago's top cop is now reacting to a story that 2 Investigator Pam Zekman and the Better Government Association broke last night. Why is a cop still on the job after she admitted lying under oath in a criminal case?
Animal Care And Control Releases Security Video Showing Staff Drag Dog By NeckSecurity video just released by the Chicago dog pound shows the staff dragging a lifeless-looking dog by his neck across the room moments before he died.
2 Investigators/BGA: State’s Attorney Has Had Video Evidence In Lynwood Police Brutality Case For Two YearsAnother case of alleged police misconduct caught on video is turning up the heat on embattled Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez.
CBS 2/BGA: Chicago Police Shootings By The NumbersCBS 2's Brad Edwards shows us a snapshot of police shootings in Chicago by the numbers.