Should states be responsive to FOIA requests from nonresidents, or should transparency advocates be kept in their own backyards? The Supreme Court is evaluating whether Virginia should be forced to turn over state documents requested by men from Rhode Island and California. The Associated Press reports that the justices seem […]
A Freedom of Information Act request at West Chicago Elementary has found FOIA regulations at odds with federal student privacy laws. The teachers union filed a request Jan. 15 for documents that included student contact information, and concerned parents spoke out against FOIA regulations that would allow student addresses to […]
The Chicago Headline Club’s first annual FOIA FEST min conjunction with The Better Government Association’s Andy Shaw, begins on Monday March 11 with an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. at the auditorium of Columbia College Chicago’s journalism school, 33 E. Congress Pkwy., 2nd floor. Food and refreshments will be […]
From The Chicago Reporter’s Angela Caputo: About this time last year, Mick Dumke, a senior writer at the Chicago Reader, decided that he wasn’t going to bite his tongue any more. Dumke and I had privately been going back and forth about how to pry court records from the office […]
The Better Government Association’s (BGA) Andy Shaw helped the Chicago Headline Club kick off their first annual FOIA FEST. Learn more about the power of FOIA by visiting the BGA online at www.bettergov.org. Learn more about FOIA FEST here. Also: How to file a FOIA in Illinois And: FOIA Clinics
Last April, the Department of Justice unveiled an Open Government Plan that vowed to improve public access to FOIA materials. To accomplish that, a new plan focuses on making FOIA materials searchable, mimicking “commercial search engines that are already used by millions of people every day.” Think: Google. Ensuring that “web searches effectively […]
Robert Herguth, Dane Placko, David Bernstein, Chicago Magazine, “Maywood Confidential”
Hoy Staff, Chicago Tribune Graphics Staff, CU-Citizen Access.org Staff, “Midwest Chronicles: Diversity Flourishes”
Matthew Weinstock, Haydn Bush, Marty Stempniak, Lee Ann Jarousse, Chuck Lazar, Hospitals & Health Networks, “Fiscal Fitness”
Roger Schillerstrom, Crain’s Chicago Business, ” And would you have…
We will announce the finalists in this year’s Peter Lisagor Awards competition at 6:30 p.m. Friday at The Billy Goat.
Please stop by (and have a brew) to learn whether you and your colleagues made the cut. Award winners will be announced at the Lisagor banquet Fri. May 3 at the…
The Better Government Association’s (BGA) Andy Shaw helped the Chicago Headline Club kick off their first annual FOIA FEST.
Learn more about the power of FOIA by visiting the BGA online at www.bettergov.org.
Learn more about FOIA FEST here.
Also: How to file a FOIA in Illinois
And: FOIA Clinics
In light of Sunshine Week, the Chicago Headline Club is rolling out its first annual FOIA FEST. The Better Government Association’s Andy Shaw will help us kick off the week with an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 11 at the auditorium of Columbia College Chicago’s journalism…