Better Government Association
Please join us to celebrate the Better Government Association’s (BGA) 95th Anniversary at our Annual Fall Luncheon featuring special guests Judy Woodruff of PBS Newshour and Al Hunt of Bloomberg News. For 95 years, the BGA has supported high impact investigative journalism, fulfilled an essential fact checking role and advocated on behalf of good governance. The BGA has new leadership with the recent selection of David Greising, formerly of Reuters and the Chicago Tribune, as its President and CEO. Andy Shaw has moved to President Emeritus after close to a decade of outstanding leadership. Proceeds from the event will help support the BGA at a critical juncture in its history and in the health and sustainability of non-profit journalism.
Judy Woodruff, PBS NewsHour
Al Hunt, Bloomberg News
2018 Daniel L. Goodwin Watchdog Awardee
The Better Government Association (BGA) is one of the nation’s oldest nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative journalism and civic advocacy organizations. Founded in 1923, the BGA has devoted close to a century to promoting transparency, efficiency, and accountability in government in Chicago and across Illinois.
Today, the BGA continues to provide the public with trustworthy, unbiased information about its government and elected representatives. With three autonomous program areas—Investigations, Policy, and Civic Engagement—our team uncovers waste and wrongdoing in government, holds elected officials accountable, litigates for open records and meetings, advocates for good government, and empowers citizens to engage and act. In the wake of the catastrophic collapse of the local news industry and, more recently, the barrage of criticism aimed at undermining the credibility and effectiveness of the mainstream media, the work of the BGA is essential to holding our elected officials, government agencies, and those that seek to represent us accountable. The health and sustainability of the Fourth Estate is more important than ever to protecting our democracy.
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