Hey fellow Chicagoan!
With as many people that follow the organization (particularly local media types, I'm sure there would be lots of people interested in coming to a BGA Tweet-up. If you need any help feel free to drop me a line. I'm excited to see BGA going in this direction!
For those that arn't in Chicago, the Better Government Association works tirelessly to expose corruption in Chicago. They do investigations, watchdog training, FOIA act trainings, and just plain rock.
Here's a clip of some of the things they've done: http://vimeo.com/31049960