Better Government Association taps Rodriguez as a data reporter

Cam Rodriguez will join the Better Government Association’s Illinois Answers Project team as a data reporter. Currently, Rodriguez is a data and graphics reporter at Chalkbeat, where her last day will be May 19. Previously, she was a racial justice reporting hub writers’ room fellow at the Chicago Reader. She freelanced for South Side Weekly […]

Better Government Association appoints Warmbir investigations editor

The following excerpt was sent out: Steve Warmbir, former interim editor in chief of the Chicago Sun-Times, is joining the Better Government Association as its investigations editor, the BGA announced today. Warmbir has more than two decades of experience reporting and editing some of the most high-impact investigations in the storied history of Chicago journalism. […]

Hinton swaps Sun-Times for BGA

Rachel Hinton, chief political reporter at Chicago Sun-Times will be leaving to join Better Government Association. Hinton has been with the Sun-Times since 2017, joining as a metro intern. She then served as a staff reporter. She has also worked freelance and has interned at the Chicago Reader and The Enterprise. Hinton has a B.A. […]

BGA and McCormick Foundation form partnership

The Better Government Association and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation have formed the Illinois Solutions Partnership, a collaboration building on both company’s missions in an effort to address the state’s challenges through investigative and enterprise reporting and solutions-focused journalism. The new partnership will be launched with $10 million in McCormick Foundation grants over the next […]

Bloomberg hires Gonzalez as full-time reporter

After spending the summer interning with the metals and mining team at Bloomberg, Carolina Gonzalez has joined the company full-time. Previously, she was an investigative reporting intern at Better Government Association and an N’CAT tutor at Northwestern University. She has also worked as a breaking news desk and power lunch fellow at CNBC. Gonzalez has […]

Better Government Association hires Jackson as senior investigative reporter

Journalist David Jackson has joined Better Government Association as a senior investigative reporter. Jackson’s position was created as part of the BGA Fund for Illinois Investigative Reporting, a new BGA initiative designed to protect investigative reporting in Illinois. Jackson comes to BGA after spending nearly 30 years at the Chicago Tribune. He also worked at […]