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A Student’s Right to Protest: Hazelwood High

A recent, controversial series of punishments issued to students of Hazelwood West High School in Hazelwood Missouri, warrants a discussion of First Amendment Rights in an institutional setting.

Over 200 students participated in a walk-out on Monday, May 15 to support teachers after union contract negotiations were rejected by the Hazelwood School District Board of […]

By |May 25th, 2017|FAN-Fair|0 Comments

NFPW 2017 Communications Contest Winners!

IWPA members had quite the showing in the 2017 National Federation of Press Women’s annual Communications Contest! We are very proud of our successful community. All winners are invited accept their awards at the 2017 NFPW Communications Conference in Birmingham, Alabama.

Lolita Ditzler, who won first place for her essay Life with Linda, stated she […]

By |May 23rd, 2017|News|0 Comments

Fanny Met Mary and Made Chicago History

Fanny Butcher turned to the “News of the Women’s Clubs” page of the Chicago Tribune. There she found listings for a wealth of meeting and event announcements. The year was 1912 and the Chicago woman’s club movement was thriving and in full swing.

Notes from the Illinois Woman’s Press Association archives highlight just such an […]

By |May 15th, 2017|So We All May Be Heard|0 Comments

IWPA High School Communications Contest Winner Takes Top Honors at National Level

Shane Hogan received first-place honors at the 2017 National Federation of Press Women High School Communications Contest for his entry “Football Interview” in the radio/television interview or talk show category.  The student at Homewood-Flossmoor High School in Homewood, Illinois, won first place in the same category in the Illinois Woman’s Press Association’s High School […]

By |May 8th, 2017|News|0 Comments

And the Censorship Winner Is . . . Illinois!

The 2017 Jefferson Muzzles awards have been announced and Illinois has earned a spot on the list.  Each year on their namesake’s April 13 birthday, the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression awards this dubious recognition to the year’s most egregious free speech censors. Past recipients include the Bradley County, Tennessee […]

By |May 7th, 2017|First Amendment Network|2 Comments

Illinois Woman’s Press Association Announces 2017 High School Contest Winners

Illinois Woman’s Press Association
P.O. Box 180150, Chicago, Illinois  60618
www.iwpa.org
Chicago – April 18, 2017- The Illinois Woman’s Press Association (IWPA), an affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW), honors the state’s best and brightest high school student communicators in announcing the 2017 winners of its High School Contest.

Students submitted work in 23 categories […]

By |April 18th, 2017|News|0 Comments

A Beauty Who Never Grew Old

Lillian Russell was flamboyant, talented and the unmistakable beauty of her generation. Her voice and appearance led her to a celebrated career and lifestyle unmatched in the late 19th and early part of the 20th centuries. She performed as a leading singer of operettas and musical theatre throughout the United States and from 1906 […]

By |April 6th, 2017|So We All May Be Heard|0 Comments

IWPA Member Fanny Butcher to Be Inducted Into Chicago Literary Hall of Fame

Illinois Woman’s Press Association
P.O. Box 180150, Chicago, Illinois  60618
www.iwpa.org
CHICAGO – March 28, 2017 — Chicago Literary Hall of Fame (CLHOF) and Illinois Woman’s Press Association (IWPA) are proud to announce the induction of Chicago Tribune writer and critic Fanny Butcher into the CLHOF. A celebratory event will be held at Newberry Library in Ruggles […]

By |March 28th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Illinois Woman’s Press Association 2017 Professional Communications Contest Results Are In

Illinois Woman’s Press Association
P.O. Box 180150, Chicago, Illinois  60618
www.iwpa.org
CHICAGO – March 27, 2017 — The Illinois Woman’s Press Association (IWPA), an affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW), honors the best professional journalists, writers and communicators in the state through the annual Mate E. Palmer Professional Communications Contest.

Communicators may enter work in […]

By |March 27th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Indie Creative Law

Joey Vitale is an attorney for creatives. Based in Chicago, he works with creative small business owners across the country, helping them protect their passion.

His firm, Indie Creative Law, offers innovative monthly subscription plans, flat-rate packages, and legal consultation calls. By offering these options, Indie Creative Law helps creatives budget, cover basic needed documents, […]

By |March 27th, 2017|Featured Business|0 Comments