There have been so many important topics in the news this week that many Illinoisans might have missed the details of one of state's most far-reaching stories this week.
With a national conversation surrounding concerns about police brutality taking center stage, the Better Government Association's Andy Shaw examined where such issues come from when they happen in Illinois.
Schock has come under criticism for possibly improper use of taxpayer funds on dinners, hotels, private jet flights and even concert tickets. The Better Government Association's Andy Shaw took a look at how Schock, a rising Republican star, fell out of favor. His ailment is not unique, says Shaw.
Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner has announced he will appoint former Helene Curtis/Unilever executive Leslie Munger to replace the state's late compt...
Though Illinois' late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka won't serve the term she was elected to in November, her views could still make an impact on the o...
Four years after Illinois' fiasco with former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's impeachment and trial, Andy Shaw of the Better Government Association says the state has learned from the ordeal. Reforms have been implemented to limit conflicts of interest, stop contract abuses and combat a general culture of corruption.
Ever since Illinois rewrote and bolstered its Freedom of Information Act in 2010, government officials of all stripes have done their best to chip away at it. Such is the case with a bill vetoed this year by Gov. Pat Quinn.
Illinois pensions are in trouble. Everyone can agree on that. But not everyone can agree on how to fix it.
The 2014 Illinois statewide election is only days away, and the Better Government Association's Andy Shaw wants Illinoisans to think very carefully about their candidate choices before they vote. He says the state needs informed, responsible voters to make Illinois great.
The future of Illinois' governance is up for grabs, and with it come answers to questions about what could happen to the state's income tax, minimum wage and pension reform efforts. But Andy Shaw of the Better Government Association cautions voters from getting too caught up in the drama of it all and to focus on the issues.