11/10/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Chicago City Council Opens Some Doors For Citizen, Freelance Journalists

What does it mean to be a journalist? That's a complicated question these days, but in Chicago for decades there's been a rule of thumb. A journalist is the one who gets to push through the crowd at fires and crime scenes and cross the police line That means he's the one who's carrying a Chicago Police Department-issued press pass.

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