Assessor's office looking into improper exemptionsThe Better Government Association has found the Oak Forest home of a longtime assessor employee named Janice Szabo has received a "senior exemption" totaling more than $2,200 in reduced property taxes from 2006 and 2011.
End pension scams for clout crowdThe Better Government Association has uncovered multiple examples of small and mid-size municipalities exploiting the public pension system to benefit a handful of powerful or connected employees.
Calumet City's top lawyer's new post means huge pension boostCalumet City's top lawyer's new post means huge pension boost. BY ANDREW SCHROEDTER Better Government Association September 13, 2012 6:18PM.
The Better Government Association of Chicago investigates a bloggerCHICAGO, September 5, 2012 - The Better Government Association (BGA) of Chicago does not know the difference between public employees and people who are on disability leave.
Better Government Association: Inspector general is a counterpunch to ...Better Government Association: Inspector general is a counterpunch to Emanuel's clout. BY ANDY SHAW Better Government Association August 19, 2012 3:32PM. Reprints. Story Image. storyidforme: 35425333 tmspicid: 7818205 fileheaderid: 3524817 ...
Illinois' affinity for municipal governmentIllinois is also a state with townships, smaller political jurisdictions within counties that the Better Government Association recently called "relics from the horse-and-buggy era." During the presidency of Richard Nixon, however, a revenue sharing ...
'Minority-owned' isn't always trueThat finally changed for the better last month when Mayor Rahm Emanuel permanently banned Windy City Electric Co. from obtaining future city work, a punishment that coincides with a Chicago Sun-Times/Better Government Association investigation.
'Afternoon Shift' #141: Getting betterThen we bring back AldenLoury and Andy Shaw of the Better Government Association to give us five things that could be done right now to make our local government better.
Racially charged site popular with cops stops runningA racially charged blog that reportedly has wide readership among Chicago police officers ceased operations in the past week, less than an hour after the Better Government Association visited a detective to ask whether he was the anonymous operator of ...
WHAT'S THE POINT OF TOWNSHIPS?Last year, the Better Government Association found that 20 townships in suburban Cook County employed 562 full-time workers and 425 part-timers, adding up to $27.6 million in annual salaries.
Corruption, cop's murder call for investigation of MaywoodThe Better Government Association has sued Maywood twice for refusing or dragging out Freedom of Information Act requests for public documents - including a subpoena the village recently received from the Cook County State's attorney - and helped ...
Illinois still No. 1 for most units of local government3 editorial, Chicago-based government watchdog the Better Government Association called for township reform in Illinois. "In fact, Illinois law actually requires very little of townships - some provide welfare services and run food pantries - but those ...
Former Stroger doctor sues Sun-Times Media, BGAThe Better Government Association and Sun-Times Media Group were sued Friday by a doctor who claims his reputation was damaged by a report about how he was overpaid almost $80,000 during a leave of absence from Stroger Hospital.
Emanuel proposes better protection for whistleblowersAndy Shaw, president and CEO of the Better Government Association (BGA), called the proposed protections "a very big step" to draw the curtain on the Hired Truck, city hiring and minority contracting scandals that dominated the final chapter of former ...
Letter: Reader Supports Reed BibleHe and his wife have been very active within the Plainfield community, including involvement with the Obama for America campaign, Better Government Association, Habitat for Humanity, Literacy DuPage and Democrats for Will County. We need someone ...
Legislature has 'run out of pixie dust'Why didn't the Civic Federation and the Better Government Association? They are all apparently wasting a lot of time and effort trying to fashion legislation that will modify the current pension plans so that there will be something available for the ...
Emanuel bans Windy City Electric from doing city businessAn investigation by the Chicago Sun-Times and Better Government Association earlier this year found that Chicago schools pay more for milk than many suburban schools.
Student Government Association: Upcoming initiativesPublished: Monday, September 17, 2012. Updated: Monday, September 17, 2012 11:09. As President of the 50th administration of Indiana State's Student Government Association, I would like to welcome all Sycamores back to campus and back to classes.
Road To Nowhere: A Timeline Of The Events That Led To The Chicago ...Government watchdogs such as Better Government Association Andy Shaw said that Brizard and his team should show some improvement with CPS before the School Board votes them raises.
Student government association praises Getty for effort on billDuring the 2012 legislative session of the General Assembly, the student government association initiated a legislative proposal that would make the current practice by which a student representative serves on the Carroll County Board of Education a ...