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 school, 33 E. Congress Pkwy., 2nd floor. Food and refreshments will be served.
On Tuesday, March 12, Citizen Advocacy Center’s Terry Pastika, the Northwestern University Knight Lab’s Joe Germuska and Smart Chicago Collaborative’s Dan O’Neil will discuss efforts to influence policy and legislation and how technology can improve access to public records. Food and refreshments will be served at the event, from 6:45 to 8 p.m. at the auditorium of Columbia College Chicago’s journalism school, 33 E. Congress Pkwy., 2nd floor.
On Wednesday, March 13, an all-star cast of Chicago journalists — NBC5 investigative producer Katy Smyser, Gary Marx and David Jackson of the Chicago Tribune and WBEZ’s Rob Wildeboer — along with Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office will meet and offer tips and strategies for prying government records loose. Light snacks and refreshments will be served at the event from 6 to 8 p.m. in WBEZ’ community room at Navy Pier.
Hope to see you there!