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Dolton cop fired in missing gun case

Dolton cop fired in missing gun case

The Better Government Association and CBS2 reported last month that an antique handgun seized by Dolton police was never inventoried and went missing for more than two years.

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Video allegedly shows Lynwood officer beating handcuffed suspect

Video allegedly shows Lynwood officer beating handcuffed suspect

A video recently obtained by the Better Government Association appears to show a Lynwood police officer slugging a handcuffed prisoner inside the south suburb’s police station, perhaps knocking him out cold.

September 11, 2014 10:30 pm Related
Mayor in trouble for campaign contributions?

Mayor in trouble for campaign contributions?

Harvey Mayor Eric Kellogg could face criminal prosecution or be kept off the 2015 ballot due to a host of infractions stemming from campaign contribution reporting, according to an investigation by the Better Government Association.

January 04, 2014 11:16 pm
Cal City worker suspended over destroyed computer equipment

Cal City worker suspended over destroyed computer equipment

A high-ranking Calumet City municipal employee — who also is the son of the south suburb’s longtime mayor — was disciplined after the Better Government Association inquired about Apple computer devices that went missing on the employee’s watch.

December 21, 2013 11:56 pm

Zero-tolerance alcohol policy for on-duty police emerges

SPRINGFIELD | Illinois lawmakers are pushing for a zero-tolerance alcohol policy for on-duty police officers, yet recent findings could slow negotiations.

May 11, 2013 7:30 pm

Towers says he’s swamped trying to run Sauk Village without professional manager

SAUK VILLAGE | With Village Manager Henrietta Turner on leave in recent days, it has fallen on Village President Lewis Towers to handle the day-to-day administrative tasks involved in the operations of municipal government.

October 07, 2012 12:00 am
Fashion Show presents local models, new designers

Fashion Show presents local models, new designers

Models and upcoming designers new to the fashion front are gearing up for Fashion on the Shore this Saturday, May 26th at the Heritage Museum and Cultural Center in downtown St. Joseph.

May 25, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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SHAW THOUGHTS: Celebrating 40 years of marriage and a (temporary) divorce from the BlackBerry

SHAW THOUGHTS: Celebrating 40 years of marriage and a (temporary) divorce from the BlackBerry

One of legendary Yankee Yogi Berra's most famous malapropisms is "déjà vu all over again," and the Yogiman actually bumbled into perfect misusage, because it's often the best description of one event that feels eerily like another, including an Asian vacation Mary and I took over the winter …

May 01, 2012 12:00 am
Shaw Thoughts: 'Angels' in search of a better government

Shaw Thoughts: 'Angels' in search of a better government

This is a true story but the names have been changed to protect the benevolent.

November 19, 2011 12:00 am
Watchdog questions comptroller, treasurer raises

Watchdog questions comptroller, treasurer raises

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, right, is greeted by Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, center, and Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford, left, before Quinn delivered his State of the Budget address to a joint session of the Illinois General Assembly on the House floor at the Illinois State Capit…

September 26, 2011 3:58 pm
Microbreweries benchmark the quality of life

Microbreweries benchmark the quality of life

Our lives are punctuated with "official" rites of passage. Bridges to somewhere. Game-changers. Exclamation points at the end of biographical sentences. They're shared experiences--communal events like graduations, confirmations, bar/bat mitzvahs, engagements, weddings and births.

July 10, 2011 6:00 pm

Wrongful convictions cost Illinois $214 million

CHICAGO | A new investigation has found that the wrongful convictions of 85 people have cost Illinois taxpayers $214 million.

June 19, 2011 7:53 pm

GUEST COMMENTARY: Citizens must force officials to make ethics a priority

At our March 11 Quality of Life Council quarterly meeting, Andy Shaw of the Better Government Association called for a thousand eyes and ears to monitor the behaviors of our elected officials.

May 04, 2011 12:00 am

Judicial rankings fall on voters' deaf ears

CHICAGO | A dozen Cook County judges deemed unqualified by legal organizations won re-election Nov. 2, a result that left their opponents searching for better ways to educate city voters and strengthen Chicago's judiciary.

November 15, 2010 12:01 am
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