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Thursday, Apr 26, 2012 at 3:09 PM
By Dick Johnson, Katy Smyser, Alden Loury

Free Parking? Not for Taxpayers

NBC Chicago and the Better Government Association, in a joint report, reveal that taxpayers are spending about $1 million each year for government employees to park in downtown garages in Chicago’s Loop. Read »

Friday, Nov 11, 2011 at 9:37 AM
By Dick Johnson

County Doc Gets Big Payout for No Work

An NBC Chicago and Better Government Association Investigation reveals that a former Stroger Hospital physician received tens of thousands of dollars. Read »

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