Thursday, July 8, 2010

Free Watchdog Training From Better Government Association

Help clean up the dirty politics in Illinois! The Better Government Association (BGA) is a great organization that keeps a sharp eye on the corruptocrats in Illinois. They need more sharp eyes. Illinois, after all, is one of the most corrupt states in the nation, from Chicago City Council to the State Legislature. They want to train YOU as one of their watchdogs, and they are offering free training sessions on July 20 and July 27 at Loyola University in Rogers Park on Chicago's north side (details below). As the BGA describes it, "Citizen Watchdog Training teaches you how to keep an eye on government. Veteran investigative journalists, professors and legal professionals share their watchdog tricks of the trade. You'll learn about the structure of local government, basic journalism skills, and the ins-and-outs of the Freedom of Information Act. Hear from whistle-blowers who exposed corruption and demanded change. We'll work with you to investigate government fraud and to advocate for reform." Here are the training times and dates: SESSION 1: Tues, July 20, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. SESSION 2: Tues, July 27, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. LOCATION (BOTH SESSIONS): Loyola University* Quinlan Life Sciences Building map (pdf) Auditorium Rm 142 1032 W. Sheridan Space is limited. Please RSVP by email to or call 312-821-9026. *Loyola University is not affiliated with the BGA, and it is not a sponsor or co-sponsor of this event.