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Welcome to the FOIA Files, your one-stop shop for FOIA info

May 1, 2012 FOIA Illinois 0

Welcome to’s blog page! We want you to use this space to stay updated on newsworthy Freedom of Information Act happenings, share your gripes and accomplishments in acquiring data using Illinois’ FOIA policies in general and  with specific agencies, brainstorm solutions to problems plaguing individuals or the larger community, […]

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Covering the NATO protests

May 23, 2012 0

What we didn’t hear

You couldn’t miss him. He made a striking image.
He was covered in the shawls Jews wear for prayers, carried a long staff and shuffled slowly among the hundreds of marchers headed for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s house in skimpy sandals. 
He said he was a modern-day Moses, waiting…

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NATO Summit Resources

May 13, 2012 0

Get Ready for NATO

With the NATO summit approaching, the Chicago Headline Club will try to compile as many tips and resources for local journalists here. If you have any more links or tips to share, please send them to and we’ll add them to the site.
These are notes from a…

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CHC President 1981-82 Dies

May 14, 2012 0

Horace Barks, founder of Barks Publications Inc. and for more than 40 years publisher of the trade magazine Electrical Apparatus, knew from an early age that he wanted to work in journalism, his family said.
“He sold copies of the Saturday Evening Post when he was a little kid,” said his…

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Register here for NATO workshop!

May 4, 2012 0

Covering the NATO protests?
How to report safely and know your rights
Come to this workshop to learn about: 
     • Safe places to report from along the protest route
     • What equipment to bring for emergencies
     • What to do and whom to call in case of arrest