Better Government Association
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Chicago, IL - 60606
Better Government Association News
The City of Chicago is preparing to replace high-pressure sodium lights with energy-efficient LEDs in 270,000 streetlights, but the investigative non-profit known as the Better Government Association (BGA) says residents have been kept in the dark about where the money to do the work is coming from.
An investigative non-profit group hoping to teach the public the basics of Illinois school funding is offering a free forum at Chicago's Roosevelt University on March 30.
Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post editor Marty Baron — so successful that he was portrayed in an Oscar-winning film — will talk with Andy Shaw at a journalism awards event in Chicago on May 3.
The Chicago-based Better Government Association (BGA) watchdog group recently shared its viewpoint via an online article that Illinois government leaders practice a strong avoidance of organizations — such as itself — that are equipped to expose accountability.
Following a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) filing and
lawsuits, Illinois’ Better Government Association (BGA) recently succeeded in forcing Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to release private emails
that pertain to city business.
Anyone wishing to become a citizen watchdog can attend the Better
Government Association’s (BGA) free public training session 5-7 p.m. Jan.
12 at DePaul University, 14 E. Jackson Blvd., Room 1137, in Chicago.
The Chicago Tribune Editorial Board made headlines last week when it endorsed Gary Johnson for U.S. President.