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.
Although the City Colleges of Chicago are often held up by Mayor Rahm Emanuel as exemplars of a successfully reformed municipal college system, a recent investigation by the Better Government Association published on Crain’s Chicago Business indicates otherwise.
The Better Government Association (BGA) recently fact checked statements made by J.B. Pritzker, Democratic candidate for governor, that he had released "way more" information about his taxes than Gov. Bruce Rauner and found that assertion was false.
Better Government Association (BGA) Policy Manager Rachel Leven recently urged Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) commissioners to create an office of the inspector general (IG) to improve efficiency and operations, according to a posting on the group's website.