Bob Secter is the director of investigations at the Better Government Association. He joined the BGA in October 2016.
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In refusing to release comprehensive tax information, wealthy rivals forego a possibility of debunking specious attacks about their finances.
Chicago’s tough-talking mayor is known for charging headfirst into politics in his 20s, but teaching preschoolers? We weren’t familiar with that one.
In just a few decades, the bottom line at the retirement fund for Chicago teachers sunk from healthy to sickly. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and a possible re-election rival, former schools CEO Paul Vallas, are now trading shots over which of them is to blame.
There are lots of different ways to measure Illinois’ fiscal crisis, and politicians usually seize on the yardstick that best fits their partisan agendas.
Releasing details of tax returns presents a potential minefield for wealthy candidates like Rauner, Pritzker and Kennedy
For a fact-challenged era in a fact-challenged state, The Better Government Association has enlisted as Illinois’ fact-checking referee.