The Daily Herald and its staff are finalists in 15 different categories, including general excellence, community service and best website, in the Illinois Press Association annual awards.
Winners will be announced June 10 in Springfield.
"We are very excited to be recognized as finalists, most notably in the general excellence category," said Managing Editor Jim Baumann said. "It's a testament to everyone who works here."
Last year, the newspaper received 11 IPA awards. The Daily Herald competes against other large, daily newspapers for the awards. The finalists are:
• Daily Herald staff, for general excellence and best website, dailyherald.com.
• Tim Broderick and Melissa Silverberg for "Generations at Risk," for community service.
• Jake Griffin, recipient of the IPA's Maurice Scott Award for Best Coverage of Taxation last year, is a finalist for the award again for his Suburban Tax Watchdog column.
• Lee Filas, Russell Lissau, Pete Nenni and staff for "'Ultimate Betrayal': The Truth About Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz," and Marni Pyke for "Breaking the Law, Badly," for best single-story news reporting.
• Burt Constable and Lee Filas for "The Two Faces of Lt. Gliniewicz," for best news series.
• Marie Wilson for "When an Addict's Family Comes Second," for best feature writing.
• Jim Slusher, John Lampinen and the Daily Herald editorial board for "Generations at Risk" editorials, for best local editorial.
• Jim Slusher for best editorial page.
• Barry Rozner for best sports column.
• John Starks for "Tornado's Haunting Aftermath" for best spot news photo and "Battle in the Corner" for best sports photo.
• Steve Lundy for "Shooting Protest" for best general news photo and "Mixed Emotions" for best sports photo.
• Jeff Knox for "Jet in Eclipse" for best feature photo.
• Don Friske and Neil Holdway for best headline writing.
Earlier this week, the Chicago Headline Club announced the Daily Herald and staff members are finalists for 32 awards in 18 categories, as well.