FOIAILLINOIS

Jeffery Egbert

Jeffery EgbertJeffery Egbert, Publisher and Co-owner of the Pinckneyville Press and Du Quoin Weekly newspapers.

Egbert and his staff at the Pinckneyville Press have stood up for the public’s right to know at the county, local school and municipal levels. He has covered topics such as murder cases, theft in the public sector and violations of the Open Meetings Act. Such efforts to cover his community have earned Egbert and his publications various national, state and local awards and recognitions, including the Public’s Right to Know, Best Investigative/Enterprise Reporting and Best Coverage of Taxation from the Illinois Press Association.