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FOI report on top issues

February 23, 2010 0

It was an outrageous violation of the Illinois Open Meetings Act and infringed on the public’s right to know the government’s financial condition and how state officials might remedy it.
The Headline Club also objected to lawmakers’ efforts to curb some of the new improvements in the Illinois Open Meetings Act….

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CPD extends media credentials validity

February 19, 2010 0

The Chicago Police Department has extended the validity of existing media credentials from 2008 through June 30, 2010, police spokesman Roderick Drew said Feb. 19. In a Feb. 17 letter he sent “media partners,” he said CPD has proposed amendments to the current credentials rules and the amendments will require…

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Subpoena fight continues for Northwestern Medill students

February 11, 2010 0

The Northwestern University journalism students gathered new information through interviews, documents and affidavits casting serious doubt on McKinney’s conviction. The students, through their attorneys, have argued they are reporters and should be protected by the Illinois Reporters Act shielding them from the subpoenas.
Several media organizations, along with the Society…