BGA Sues City To Release Video Of Dog Possibly Being Choked To Death As WBBM has reported, employees at Chicago Animal Care and Control apparently choked a dog to death in March - and now the Better Government Association is suing the city for not releasing the videotaped evidence of that incident.
BGA: Animal Control Mistakes Led To Deaths Of 2 DogsChicago's Animal Care and Control is charged with controlling and caring for unwanted or abused animals, but a WBBM investigation with the Better Government Association has uncovered recent mistakes that killed two dogs at the South Side facility.
Quinn's Lawyer Acknowledges Inspector Probe Of HiringThe topic came up at a status hearing in a civil case in front of the U.S. District Court in Chicago. Attorney Michael Shakman asked in a motion last week for an investigation into Quinn's hiring practices.
Rauner Pounces On IDOT Patronage Hiring Allegations To Attack QuinnQuestions about alleged patronage hiring violations at the Illinois Department of Transportation have become a flashpoint in the race for governor.
Aldermen Call For Investigation Into Apparent Ambulance Shortage A CBS 2 and Better Government Association investigation is getting results as alderman are calling for an investigation and hearings into potentially life threatening ambulance shortages in the city of Chicago.
BGA Questions Spending Meant For Congressman Rush's Tech CenterAn investigation by the Better Government Association has raised questions about a technology center launched by Congressman Bobby Rush more than a decade ago.
Aldermen Urge Mayor To Reappoint Inspector General FergusonMembers of a City Council reform coalition were banding together to pressure Mayor Rahm Emanuel to reappoint Inspector General Joseph Ferguson to his job, despite his sometimes critical reports on the Emanuel administration.
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: County Treasurer Holds Wedding In Her Office During Business HoursIs she a wedding planner now? We're talking about Cook County treasurer Maria Pappas.
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: Doctors Getting Rehired While Collecting State Pensions CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine, working with the Better Government Association, reports how they get away with it and where to find them.
BGA: Calumet City Pol Used Campaign Funds For Miami TripIn the aftermath of former Congressman Jesse Jackson Junior's conviction for misusing campaign funds, there's been increased scrutiny of how politicians use the money donated by supporters. Now, the Better Government Association has found another lawmaker with questionable expenses.
2 Investigators, BGA: Suburban Cops Form Motorcycle ClubOn-duty, they are police officers who took an oath to enforce the law. Off-duty, they formed a motorcycle club that looks like it supports outlaw biker gangs.
BGA: Some Suburban Cops Allowed To Work When Almost DrunkThe Better Government Association has found that local police are allowed to work when they're close to what's considered drunk.