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Chicago Headline Club Urges Judge to Drop Confidential Source Order

The journalism group says it is wrong for the court to require that Joseph Hosey reveal his source or turn over documents in the Hickory Street murder case.

By Dennis Robaugh

The Chicago Headline Club issued a statement Saturday in support of Patch Media and its editor, Joseph Hosey, who was ordered by a Will County judge on Friday to reveal a confidential source.

"The ability of a journalist to protect his/her sources when necessary is a crucial tool in the collection of information to establish facts and verify truth. The CHC strongly opposes Will County Circuit Judge Gerald Kinney's order that Joseph Hosey of Patch.com violate his promise of confidentiality by revealing sources for his stories on the Joliet murders," reads the Headline Club statement. "CHC calls on Judge Kinney to withdraw the order issued to reporter Joseph Hosey."


Patch Media intends to appeal the ruling.

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Bob Draznik September 01, 2013 at 07:36 AM
I agree with the CHC.......
Herc September 01, 2013 at 08:22 AM
Keep up the fight, don't reveal your source!
Infamous Steve September 01, 2013 at 09:23 AM
Give them a hell of a time trying to get the info!!!!!!!!! Screw the "justice system" and all these retarded judges that serve this nation!!!

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