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Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Transparency Project

November 6, 2012 FOIA Illinois 0

The Electronic Frontier Foundation unveiled a new project this week that represents a big step in the right direction for free and open access to public data. The organization’s Transparency Project will include a searchable database of documents it has acquired through Freedom of Information Act requests, and easy-to-follow guides […]

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Free Speech Standoff Continues At NEIU

November 12, 2012 FOIA Illinois 0

Months after Northeastern Illinois University’s student radio station was shut down by administrators in June, the argument continues over the plug was pulled to censor students, or to halt alleged resource mismanagement. That issue came up in a Board of Trustees meeting last week, according to the Chicago Reader, as […]

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Delaware Judge Orders Employee Salaries to be Disclosed

November 16, 2012 FOIA Illinois 0

Transparency victory in Delaware: a county judge ruled Wednesday that a city water authority must fulfill a FOIA request from a town council member to disclose employee salary data. From the Associated Press: After the authority refused to release its records, saying it is not a public body under state […]

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FOIA’d Documents Bring Closure To Family Tragedy

November 20, 2012 FOIA Illinois 0

Joel Campbell of the Salt Lake Tribune brings us a story of one woman who found closure following her grandparents’ mysterious deaths thanks to the Freedom of Information Act. Leslie Randle never trusted the succinct sequence of events provided by military officials  that led to the death of her grandparents, […]

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Scribe Aid II — Thank you

November 30, 2012 0

Thanks to everyone who joined us at Scribe Aid II at the Heartland Cafe.

And a special thanks to the musicians who entertained us: Mary Schmich, Eric Zorn and Kristin Samuelson from the Tribune, and Curtis Black and his band.

We raised a modest $400 at the event, but thanks to the…

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The FOIA Go-To Page, Scribe Aid II and Camping at Navy Pier?

November 13, 2012 0

Nov. 12, 2012
FOIA Illinois – Our new Freedom of Information website — — is designed to be the go-to place for information about freedom of information in the state. Headline Club President Alden Loury and Vice President Fernando Diaz, in charge of our efforts, say the site content is there. Now it’s…