Naperville seminar designed to train government watchdogs
Anyone interested in taking more than a passing interest in government is invited to take part in the Better Government Association's (BGA) "Watchdog Training" on April 24 in Naperville.
BGA regularly runs the free event to teach Illinois residents about the steps they can take to watch the operations of their local government entities. Led by veteran investigative journalists and attorneys, the seminar focuses on how ordinary citizens can use the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Illinois Open Meetings Act to access and review government records. Specifically, attendees learn how and when to use FOIAs and how to appeal denials of FOIA requests.
The group says citizens serving as watchdogs are all the more important in Illinois due to the state’s history of corruption.
The training will be held at 7 p.m. at the DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church on Old Naperville Road. It is being presented in conjunction with the League of Women Voters Naperville and with support from the McCormick Foundation.
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