Latest Past Events

The Informed Chicagoan: How to have your voice heard by Chicago’s government officials

Austin Branch, Chicago Public Library 5615 W Race Ave, Chicago

Join the BGA Policy team in sharing the structure of Chicago's government, and the tools available to you to connect with Chicago's government officials. We'll also be there to discuss any questions you might have for us and the work we do. Light refreshments will be provided. Topics we will cover: REGISTER HERE

Virtual Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Training

Online event

FOIA is a critically important tool in every investigative reporter's toolkit. Join us for a virtual training with Freedom of Information attorney Matt Topic for a refresher on filing FOIA requests, how to best utilize FOIA in your reporting, the legal limits of FOIA, and what to do if your FOIA requests are denied. This […]