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Bill would private college police departments to comply with FOIA

March 8, 2015 admin 0

A bill filed Feb. 27 by Illinois  House Representaives Christian Mitchell (D-26) and Barbara Flynn Currie (D-25) would require police and security departments operated by private colleges and universities to comply with the Freedom of Information Act. HB3932 provides an amendment to the Private College Campus Police Act requiring those […]

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Proposed restrictions to FOIA opposed by transparency advocates

March 25, 2015 admin 0

Advocates for public access and transparent government are voicing opposition to a bill that would place restrictions on FOIA requests regarding public facilities’ finances when they rent out space. Rep. Robert Rita (D-28) is the sponsor of HB 3621 which calls for further restrictions to the Illinois’ Freedom of Information […]

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And the Peter Lisagor Award nominees are…

March 26, 2015 Ben Meyerson 0

The wait is over: Here are the nominees for the 38th Annual Peter Lisagor Awards for Exemplary Journalism. Presented by the Chicago Headline Club, the awards honor the best work done by Chicago-area journalists in 2014. The Chicago Headline Club will announce the winners of these categories, as well as […]

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Want to be a Headline Club board member?

March 19, 2015 Susan Stevens 0

We’re looking to build a more diverse Board of Directors for the Chicago Headline Club, one that will represent the greater Chicago journalism community. We want candidates from all media and disciplines: television, radio, wire, newspapers, blogs, magazines, academia and retirees.  If you’re enthusiastic about your profession, want to improve and protect it, […]

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Full FOIAFEST Schedule

March 10, 2015 admin 0

WHAT: FOIAFest. Registration required, or pay cash at the door WHEN: Sat. Mar 14, 8:30a-4p WHERE: Loyola University Corboy Law Center, 25 E. Pearson St., Chicago, IL COST: $10 Headline Club members and students; $15 non-members Lunch and morning refreshments/coffee will be provided! SCHEDULE 9am: Challenges and opportunities in obtaining public […]