According to reports in the Chicago Sun-Times, “…..The Chicago Police Department can no longer keep misconduct records secret, a state appeals court has ruled.”‘ According to the report, ” The Illinois Freedom of Information Act doesn’t exempt “CR files,” which consist of misconduct complaints against officers and documents created […]
Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor (PAC) is an administrative agency that processes Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Open Meetings Act (OMA) complaints filed by members of the public and the press. The agency was given binding enforcement powers effective in 2010 and has received copious requests for assistance in […]
The Chicago Headline Club applauds the action by the Illinois Supreme Court which throws out the state’s eavesdropping law, which prohibited the recording of any conversation – public or private – without consent. While the ruling removes all restrictions connected with in-person conversations, Headline Club President Fernando Diaz said […]
The Chicago Headline Club applauds the action by the Illinois Supreme Court which throws out the state’s eavesdropping law, which prohibited the recording of any conversation public or private without consent.
While the ruling removes all restrictions connected with in-person conversations, Headline Club President Fernando Diaz said he expects…
ALL MEDIA: MULTIMEDIA COLLABORATION (AM1)
David Bernstein, Chicago Magazine and Better Government Association, “Lawmakers Gone Wild”
Chris Fusco and Monifa Thomas, Chicago Sun-Times and Tony Arnold of WBEZ, “DCFS’s Faces of Failure”
Daily Herald, Reboot Illinois, “Pension Forum”
ALL MEDIA: EDITORIAL CARTOON (AM2)
Jack Higgins, Chicago Sun-Times, “A sampling of editorial cartoons by Jack…
More than 120 journalists attended a day-long observance of Sunshine Week that provided training in 12 sessions that ranged from the pros and cons of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act to how to find data and manipulate it with Excel spreadsheets. The Chicago Headline Club and Loyola University Chicago student…
SPJ’s Region 5 Conference
SPJ’s Region 5 Spring Conference is your best opportunity to rub elbows with working journalists for networking and get tips and thoughts from some of the best in the business. We’re planning interactive discussions with high-achieving professionals, including everyone from freelance writers to book authors to TV…
The 37th Annual Peter Lisagor Awards for Exemplary Journalism will be held Friday, May 2rd.
The Chicago Headline Club will announce the winners of the coveted Watchdog Award and the Anne Keegan Award at the dinner.
37th ANNUAL PETER LISAGOR AWARDS
Union League Club of Chicago at 65 W. Jackson Blvd.
About two dozen people gathered at Haymarket Pub and Brewery on March 14 to unwind after the day-long FOIA Fest conference.
More than 120 journalists, freelancers, activists, writers and media professionals gathered on March 14 for the second annual FOIA Fest: a daylong conference that recognized Sunshine Week.
At the conference, SouthtownStar columnist Phil Kadner discussed the state law and how it has evolved in recent years. College lecturer and scholar Jeff…