Shining a Light on Government

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - BusinessThe Better Government Association, which promotes reform through investigative journalism, civic engagement, and advocacy, celebrated a huge milestone last Thursday as it turned 90 years old. Lester Holt, NBC NEWS anchor, delivered a keynote address on the importance of watchdog work and investigative journalism. Former US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald encouraged regular citizens to be vigilant and to blow the whistle on suspected government misconduct, instead of sitting back and waiting for law enforcement to discover it. BGA paid tribute to its history with a video that went back to the beginning –Chicago in 1923, the “Capone Era” –and highlighted nine decades of watching work in partnership with some of the most prominent media organizations in the country.

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