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Madison Hopkins, Better Government Association

Madison Hopkins is an investigative reporter at the Better Government Association.

Waste Management Ousted From Chicago’s Recycling Program

Waste Management lost the city’s Blue Cart contract after a BGA investigation revealed how the company charged the city twice for processing materials in recycling bins.


How Many Of Chicago’s 77,000 Big Buildings Recycle? Nobody Knows.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to take recycling to Chicago's high rises and commercial buildings has fallen short because of lax enforcement and a series of bureaucratic snafus.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Candidates In 46th Ward Make Gentrification Key Issue In Challenging Uptown’s Alderman

Five residents taking on Ald. James Cappleman focus on affordable housing, high-rises, community engagement and education.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park