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Train to be a government watchdog

NIU, Better Government Association and Northern Illinois Newspaper Association sponsor seminar

‘Watchdog’ seminar to be held at NIU

DeKALB – Want to learn how to keep tabs on government? Northern Illinois University’s Department of Communications is teaming up with the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association and Better Government Association to co-sponsor a “How to Be a Better Watchdog” seminar. The event will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Cole Hall 100 at NIU.

The training will help attendees understand government and the Freedom of Information and Open Meetings acts.

Chicago attorney Matt Topic, a specialist in the Freedom of Information Act and government transparency, will lead the program joined by Annum Haider, civic engagement and research analyst at the Better Government Association.

The event is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is required. To register online, visit bettergov.salsalabs.org.

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