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Gov. Quinn, veto HB 3796‏

May 30, 2014 admin 0

The Chicago Headline Club is dismayed by the quick action taken by the Illinois legislature on HB 3796, which puts new limitations on the state’s Freedom of Information Act. In essence, the bill, if signed by Gov. Pat Quinn, “…adds provisions to the Freedom of Information Act to create a […]

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SIU president responds to support for Daily Egyptian

May 28, 2014 admin 0

Dear Friends and Supporters of the Daily Egyptian: Let me open by saying that if there is any alumni affinity group that has more passion and enthusiasm for its connection to SIU than the DE alums…then I have yet to meet that group!  I have appreciated the opportunity to hear […]

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A Victory for Transparency in Illinois

May 25, 2014 admin 0

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court has declared that state’s attorneys are government officials subject to state public-records law. The unanimous ruling released Thursday forces county prosecutors to release public records under the Freedom of Information Act. The law is intended to improve government transparency. The case began […]

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Lack of funds for SIU’s Daily Egyptian disturbing

May 9, 2014 admin 0

To SIU President Randy Dunn and the SIU Board of Trustees: The Chicago Headline Club is extremely disturbed by reports that Southern Illinois University’s “Daily Egyptian” newspaper may discontinue due to lack of funding. The nearly century-old Daily Egyptian is one of the crown jewels of SIU, and has trained […]

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Congratulations to our 2013 Lisagor winners!

May 3, 2014 admin 0

The Chicago Headline Club presented the winners of its 2013 Lisagor Awards at its annual awards dinner tonight before more than 350 people at the Union League Club of Chicago.  The awards recognize the best of Chicago journalism and are named for Peter Lisagor, the Chicago Daily News’ Washington bureau […]