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We’ve moved! 29 Apr 2013 | 10:51 pm

We’re now posting on the Better Government Association main website. To view the latest Shaw Thoughts posts CLICK HERE or go to http://www.bettergov.org/news/shaw_thoughts/.

Shaw Thoughts: ‘Political corruption not limited to Chicago or Illinois’ 19 May 2011 | 01:37 pm

The following “Shaw Thoughts” column appeared in the June 2011 issue of Shore Magazine: Ever since venerated East Coast writer A.J. Liebling foisted the condescending label “Second City” on Chicago mo...

Chicago Tribune Editorial: ‘Does Citizen Daley deserve a security detail?’ 14 May 2011 | 07:07 am

The following editorial by BGA President & CEO Andy Shaw appeared in the May 13 Chicago Tribune—read it here. Mayor Richard Daley’s request for a security detail after he leaves office creates a golde...

Blago 2.0: To Watch, or Not to Watch? 21 Apr 2011 | 03:45 am

One of our BGA interns, Emily Jurlina, ran the Boston Marathon on Monday. Folks in the office tracked her progress online, and at about the halfway point, her digital blip stalled. She ended up finish...

Talking IL Schools, Springfield and More on Chicago Newsroom 16 Apr 2011 | 06:03 am

Weekend watch: Bulls. Hawks. Cubs. Sox. And if that’s not enough, check out my conversation with NPR Midwest Correspondent Cheryl Corley and CAN-TV’s “Chicago Newsroom” host Ken Davis. We talk about r...

Talkin’ Toni, Rahm and More with CBS’ Craig Dellimore on ‘At Issue’ 2 Apr 2011 | 11:50 am

This weekend I shared a BGA “Reform Scorecard” on Toni, Rahm, Pat, Mike and John on CBS Chicago’s “At Issue,” with long-time friend and news world colleague Craig Dellimore, Newsradio 780′s Political ...

Inspector General to ‘Open Chicago’ With New Transparency Initiative 31 Mar 2011 | 06:27 am

Today I’m watching another group that watches the behavior of public officials and their governments—the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (IGO)—which just announced a new transparency initi...

What I’m Watching—Mar. 23, 2011 24 Mar 2011 | 09:15 am

Broken bridges. Sun-Times reports on a federal study that finds 2,239 Illinois bridges are in need of repair. Here are the top five structurally deficient bridges by traffic volume. Rapid rail. Greg H...

What I’m Watching—Mar. 22, 2011 23 Mar 2011 | 05:32 am

Secret stash. Sun-Times columnist Mark Brown laments a State Board of Elections ruling that allows For a Better Chicago, a pro-business, pro-Emanuel group that funneled nearly a million dollars into C...

What I’m Watching—Mar. 21, 2011 22 Mar 2011 | 08:48 am

Sheriff’s posse. BGA teams up with Greg Hinz of Crain’s for an inside look at the disproportionately high number of top jobs in the Cook County Sheriff’s Office that are held by people who live in and...

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