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Marc Karlinsky

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Editor of @CDLB, covering Chicago and Illinois #courts/#legal/#government news. President of @ChicagoTerps. I won $20.55 on @hqtrivia once.

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Biography

As editor at the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, I lead a great team of legal journalists who tell the story of Chicago's legal community every afternoon. The paper, operating since 1854, is the oldest daily courts paper in the U.S. and the second-oldest newspaper operating in Chicago. We cover the ...

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@MarcKarlinsky — 829 followers, 2,085 tweets

I deleted my last tweet because it contained inaccurate information about the #eFileIL rollout. Among today's orders, only DuPage County was given an extension until 7/1/19. The rest were already working on a 7/1/18 deadline. Apologies for the error.
.@illinoiscourts orders today extend #eFileIL rollout deadlines for DeKalb, DuPage, Madison, McHenry Counties. Extended last month: Cook, Winnebago, Greene Counties. In all, those 7 circuit clerks serve about 55% of state population.
Wondering why @googlearts doppelganger feature isn't available in Illinois? May have to do with our state's Biometric Information Privacy Act:  http://www.houstonchronicle.com/entertainment/article/Houstonians-red-faced-over-being-blocked-from-12501028.php 
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What was your first job as a journalist?

I was an Illinois statehouse intern for the Daily Law Bulletin.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Kermit the Frog. Dude can rock a trench coat and fedora.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

Email's the way to go — but only if you think the pitch matches the topics I cover at a Chicago- or Illinois-centric level.

Herman Kogan Media Awards — Meritorious Achievement Award, Legal-Beat Reporting

2014 - Legal Journalism
Given by the Chicago Bar Association, the award recognized stories on juvenile justice legislation, the history of lawyers in the Illinois legislature, changes in Cook County judges' healthcare benefits, the retirement of a prominent circuit judge, and a controversy over millions of dollars in unpaid court filing fees by the City of Chicago.

Peter Lisagor Award for Exemplary Journalism

2016 - Best Deadline Report
The Chicago Headline Club gave this award in its Specialty/Trade category for the Dec. 21, 2015 story "Six-person jury law ruled unconstitutional"