Watchdog Training: Using FOIAs to get information you want

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Screenshot of a response to a Freedom of Information Act request from the University of Illinois to a requester.

In this free, two-hour session, learn how to keep an eye on government and find out what’s happening in your community. Learn the ins and outs of the Freedom of Information Act and how to get the documents you want from your government.

An expert lawyer from the Better Government Association will teach you all you need to know to better watchdog your local government.

For more information, call Stephanie Simon at (312) 821-9042 or email at or Pam Dempsey at (217) 239-6617 or email

RSVP and get your free tickets here:

This watchdog training is a collaboration of the Better Government AssociationKnight Chair of Investigative Reporting, Journalism Department at the College of Media, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign,CU-CitizenAccess and The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting. This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited and an RSVP is required.



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