WBEZ | Andy Shaw http://www.wbez.org/tags/andy-shaw Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Investigation zeros in on Illinois' community college pension system http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-08/investigation-zeros-illinois-community-college-pension-system-91660 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-September/2011-09-08/Andy_Shaw_BGA.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Another issue hung over the state's head is its pensions; more money was promised than available to distribute. But, a new investigation from the <a href="http://www.bettergov.org/" target="_blank">Better Government Association</a> took a closer look at one group that continued to make out nicely upon retirement. The BGA’s president and CEO<a href="http://www.bettergov.org/about/staff.aspx" target="_blank"> Andy Shaw</a> told <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> more about the investigation.</p><p><em>Music Button: Ocote Soul Sounds, "Pirata", from the CD Taurus, (ESL)</em></p></p> Thu, 08 Sep 2011 14:02:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-08/investigation-zeros-illinois-community-college-pension-system-91660 Mayoral candidates grade CPS http://www.wbez.org/story/mayoral-candidates-grade-cps <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/forum.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The handful of mayoral candidates who attended a mayoral forum at Walter Payton College Prep Wednesday night just barely gave public schools a passing grade.</p><p>Former School Board President Gery Chico, City Clerk Miguel Del Valle, former Senator Carol Moseley Braun and State Senator James Meeks agreed schools are not working well.<br /><br />Moderator Andy Shaw of the Better Government Association asked the candidates to grade the Chicago Public Schools. Moseley Braun gave them a D; Chico, a C-minus.<br /><br />Still, said Meeks, public schools have potential: &quot;Everybody up here, we went to Chicago Public Schools, so that means that there was a day that Chicago Public Schools used to work.&quot;</p><p>The candidates agreed that with strong leadership, the schools can again be successful.<br />&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 16 Dec 2010 05:40:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/mayoral-candidates-grade-cps