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Background Information

Employment History

Reporter

Chicago Tribune

Investigator

Better Government Association

Affiliations

Founder
George Bliss Award

Board Member
Better Government Association

Web References (8 Total References)


History

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It all started with Chicago Tribune reporter George Bliss.

BGA Investigation No. 1 In 1962, Chicago Tribune reporter George Bliss worked with BGA investigators to uncover massive corruption at the Metropolitan Sanitary District. The investigation was a huge success, forcing the firing of corrupt employees and the resignation of their political bosses. The investigations rocked Chicago's infamous political machine.
By 1969, the BGA had revealed massive vote stealing, election fraud, ambulance shortages, nursing home abuses and numerous instances of tax-gobbling waste, fraud and abuse. After producing a number of award-winning stories as a media partner, George Bliss joined the BGA as an employee, staying on as the BGA's chief investigator through Mahin's retirement, through Richard Friedman's brief tenure as executive director (1969-1971) and into J. Terrence Brunner's first years at the BGA.
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Bliss returned to the Tribune in 1972, as the head of a special investigative task force.


Better Government Association

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Chicago Tribune reporter George Bliss worked with BGA investigators to uncover massive corruption at the Metropolitan Sanitary District. The investigation was a huge success, forcing the firing of corrupt employees and the resignation of their political bosses. The investigations rocked Chicago's infamous political machine.

By 1969, the BGA had revealed massive vote stealing, election fraud, ambulance shortages, nursing home abuses and numerous instances of tax-gobbling waste, fraud and abuse. After producing a number of award-winning stories as a media partner, George Bliss came to work for the BGA.
Bliss stayed on at the BGA's chief investigator through Mahin's retirement, through Richard Friedman's brief tenure as executive director (1969-1971), and into J. Terrence Brunner's first years at the BGA, only to return to the Tribune as the head of a special investigative task force in late 1972.
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In the fall of 2004, in an effort to recognize the vital work of investigative journalists and to pay homage to former BGA investigator George Bliss, the BGA, through the generous support of the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, established the George Bliss Award for Excellence in Investigative Journalism.


Better Government Association

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About George Bliss


Better Government Association

bettergov.org [cached]

Chicago Tribune reporter George Bliss worked with BGA investigators to uncover massive corruption at the Metropolitan Sanitary District. The investigation was a huge success, forcing the firing of corrupt employees and the resignation of their political bosses. The investigations rocked Chicago's infamous political machine.

By 1969, the BGA had revealed massive vote stealing, election fraud, ambulance shortages, nursing home abuses and numerous instances of tax-gobbling waste, fraud and abuse. After producing a number of award-winning stories as a media partner, George Bliss came to work for the BGA.
Bliss stayed on at the BGA's chief investigator through Mahin's retirement, through Richard Friedman's brief tenure as executive director (1969-1971), and into J. Terrence Brunner's first years at the BGA, only to return to the Tribune as the head of a special investigative task force in late 1972.


The Pulitzer Prizes for 1962

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George Bliss of Chicago Tribune

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