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  • Naming names latest tactic in scholarship fight

     
    Monday, the Better Government Association posted online a “nice” list — a roster of members of the Illinois General Assembly who have voluntarily opted out of the controversial legislative scholarship program. That century-old perk...
  • On the 'Scholarship' list in Springfield

     
    Where do our lawmakers stand on the issue of legislative scholarships -- those tuition waivers that members of the state house and senate have traditionally been allowed to dispense to constituents? As part of the renewed effort to abolish that......
  • Mayor Emanuel: Don't be That Guy

     
    During a meeting at the Tribune with reporters and members of our editorial board today, Ald. John Arena (45th) observed that the city's parking-meter deal has become a cautionary tale for municipalities around the country looking to privatize different...
  • Referendum may ask residents if they want to dissolve Evanston Township

     
    The fate of Evanston Township as a separate form of government may be put to a public vote, as township trustees this week asked city …...
  • Weeks in Review

     
    My colleague Ray Long joins Andy Shaw of the Better Government Association, Greg Hinz of Crain's Chicago Business, and host Bill Cameron on Connected to Chicago -- download WLS AM 890 audio) or listen Sunday at 2 p.m. I joined......
  • Battling the `plague'

     
    Chicago Magazine's David Bernstein and the Better Government Association have teamed up to administer the whuppin' stick to Democratic Cook County assessor candidate and video-poker industry lobbying Joe Berrios Berrios stands as a prime example of the...
  • Illinois Senate debate Mark Kirk vs Alexi Giannoulias

     
    Full debate transcript courtesy of ABC News....
  • Worst decision in the world!

     
    OK, so my headline on this afternoon's breaking media story is a bit hyperbolic, but... MSNBC has suspended prime-time host Keith Olbermann indefinitely without pay for contributing to the campaigns of three Democratic candidates this election season.......
  • County ethics chairman resigns after WGN-TV report

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at 4:30 p.m. An appointed Cook County ethics official resigned his post one day after a news report revealed his political ties to Assessor Joseph Berrios, who is under an ethics spotlight for hiring his son......
  • Treasurer Maria Pappas defends $150,000 in county funds for driver, cleaning lady

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at 6:33 p.m. Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas today defended paying more than $150,000 in taxpayer-funded salaries to her driver and cleaning lady, saying their jobs are legitimate but misclassified like thousands of others in...
  • High rollers

     
    From CBS2/The Better Government Association: The Chicago Public Schools system is suffering from a $700 million budget shortfall. So why did some educators travel to Las Vegas just days after a travel restriction was ordered? .... An analysis of an......