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  • Ethical conduct of head of the Cook County Ethics Board questioned

    Ethical conduct of head of the Cook County Ethics Board questioned
    A joint investigation by WGN-TV, Chicago Magazine and the Better Government Association raises ethical questions about the head of the Cook County Ethics Board. Once a month, tucked away on the 30th floor of the County building, a group of men and...
  • $600,000 for Alderman Burke's Bodyguards

    Find out more about the Better Government Association investigation. Click here
  • Where's $8M in taxpayer dollars in Country Club Hills?

    Where's $8M in taxpayer dollars in Country Club Hills?
    A financial battle over millions of taxpayer dollars is brewing in south suburban Country Club Hills between Mayor Dwight Welch and Treasurer Rhonda Williams.   She claims on average more than 8 million dollars is unaccounted for in the town’s...
  • Rep. Burke's scholarship records subpoenaed by feds

    Rep. Burke's scholarship records subpoenaed by feds
    Federal grand jurors have sought records of legislative scholarships handed out by Democratic state Rep. Dan Burke of Chicago, a sign that authorities kept up a probe of the tuition waiver program even as legislators were moving to end it this spring. On...
  • 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......
  • Cutting the council, by the numbers

     
    From the Better Government Association analysis that kick-started the idea of trimming the size of the Chicago City Council: Chicago’s population reached 2.8 million in 2009. The City is broken down into 50 districts, or wards, each with its own.......
  • 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...
  • Voters: It’s time to say ‘when’ to the insiders

     
    For those in Cook County who care about the state of our politics — and I’ll offer evidence in a moment to demonstrate how depressingly small your number is — here’s a helpful slogan to remember as you prepare to......
  • Elevator inspections on slow track in Chicago

    Elevator inspections on slow track in Chicago
    May 7, 2009 There's a common saying around the downtown offices of Aileron Communications: Don't get on an elevator unless you've used the bathroom and have a cell phone. "All of my employees have been stuck in the elevator before in this building, once...