BetterGov looks into Attorney General Jeff Sessions recent remark that the surge in deadly violence in Chicago was caused by ACLU pressure to end the city’s stop-and-frisk policing policy. Session is mostly false.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and former schools CEO Paul Vallas a possible rival for Emanuel's cushy seat, are trading words over which of them is to blame for the mess that is Chicago's teacher pensions.
Controversial community activist and Chicago mayoral candidate, Ja'Mal Green alleges that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel are paying "workers employed by the department charged with keeping the city clean are making $100,000 or more each year."
The Better Government Association today announced the appointment of a new chief executive officer, David Greising, who will succeed long-time BGA CEO Andy Shaw in leading one of Illinois’ premier nonpartisan, civic watchdog organizations.
Tobacco giant Altria won a lucrative property tax break last year on a Franklin Park factory from the office of Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios, who also is the co-owner of a lobbying firm that counts Altria among its longtime clients.
In a ruling with potentially far-reaching implications for government moves to privatize public functions, a Cook County judge Thursday declared that documents of the nonprofit agency that operates Navy Pier are subject to state open record laws.
Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin is pushing for a county board hearing into how suburbs investigate police shootings following a Better Government Association/WBEZ investigation that found gaping loopholes in administrative oversight.
Citing a “glaring hole” in how police shootings in the suburbs are investigated, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is offering to assist all suburban Cook County police departments to determine if officers violated policies or procedures when they shoot someone.