Jamie Kalven should not be forced to testify

December 11, 2017 admin 0

The Chicago Headline Club stands behind journalist Jamie Kalven, who has twice received the club’s prestigious Watchdog Award for Excellence in Public Interest Reporting. Kalven was recognized for his investigation into Laquan McDonald’s death, in which he uncovered that the black teenager was fatally shot 16 times by a white […]

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Congratulations to the winners!

May 6, 2016 admin 0

  CHICAGO, May 6, 2016 – The Chicago Headline Club, one of the largest Society of Professional Journalists chapters in the country, presented the winners of its 2015 Lisagor Awards at its annual awards dinner tonight before more than 300 people at the Union League Club of Chicago. The awards […]

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And the Lisagor finalists are…

April 12, 2016 admin 0

Congratulations to the 2015 Lisagor Finalists! And don’t forget: you have until Thursday, April 28 to buy your tickets to the awards dinner! Buy your tickets online.

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Lisagor Finalists revealed! (And happy hour)

April 7, 2016 admin 0

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for: It’s time to announce this year’s Peter Lisagor Award finalists! Join the Chicago Headline Club at III Forks Chicago Tuesday as we unveil this year’s nominees for the first time. This’ll be your first chance to find out this year’s finalists — we […]

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And the Lifetime Achievement Winners are…

March 24, 2016 admin 0

The Chicago Headline Club, one of the largest Society of Professional Journalists chapters in the country, is pleased to announce the winners of its Lifetime Achievement Awards for 2015. The honors go to veteran journalists Jon Hilkevitch, Linda Lenz and Harry Porterfield, who will be honored for their extraordinary work in Chicago journalism […]

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Natalie Moore talks about ‘Segregation’ book

March 21, 2016 admin 0

Join us Wednesday, March 30th for a discussion with WBEZ reporter Natalie Moore about her new book, “The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation.” As the Chicago Tribune notes, Moore explores “how segregation informs South Side living, exploring the structural impact it has on schooling, housing, food access, […]

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Invisible Institute ‘storifies’ FOIAFest

March 18, 2016 admin 0

  Take a look at the Twitter chatter about #FOIAFest from Invisible Institute! [View the story “Invisible Institute Executive Director Jamie Kalven Joins Headline Club Guests for #FOIAfest 2016” on Storify]      

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#FOIAFest is tomorrow! 

March 11, 2016 admin 0

We’re excited to see everyone tomorrow at our sold-out #FOIAFest! The festivities begin at 9 a.m. with our keynote speaker Andy Shaw, president and CEO of the Better Government Association. Please take a moment to check out the schedule: http://foiaillinois.org/foiafest-2016/. We have sessions on police, politics, education, business, breaking news and more. Don’t forget a laptop if […]

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FOIAFest set for March 12 at Loyola Water Tower

February 15, 2016 admin 0

Tickets are now on sale for the Chicago Headline Club’s fourth annual FOIAFest! Come learn from more than two dozen journalists and other experts on everything from police misconduct and politicians using private email for public business, to filing a public records request and digging through data. Andy Shaw, president […]