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Daily Herald nets 23 finalists in Lisagor awards

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Daily Herald staff report

The Chicago Headline Club has named the Daily Herald and its staff as finalists in 23 categories, including general excellence in print journalism, in the prestigious Peter Lisagor Awards.

The Daily Herald is the only finalist in the general excellence category and holds all of the finalist spots in the "Best Design" category.

The awards, named after former Chicago Daily News Washington bureau chief and columnist Peter Lisagor, will be announced May 12 in Chicago.

Daily Herald finalists, all in the 100,000 and under circulation category, are:

Best Deadline Reporting

"Fugitive Shot Dead In Antioch." Russell Lissau

Best Investigative Reporting

"Safer? The Data On Red Light Cameras." Marni Pyke

Best Political and Government Reporting

"Kane County Government Officials' Spending." Jim Fuller

Best Education Reporting

"Struggle and Success in East Aurora Schools." Melissa Silverberg

Best Science, Health, Technology or Environment Reporting

"300 Miles From Flint: How Safe Is Our Water?" Jake Griffin

Best News Column or Commentary

"Burt Constable's 'Suburban Stories.'" Burt Constable

Best Editorial Writing

"The 2016 Presidential Election." John Lampinen

"Palatine Teachers' Contract." Editorial Board

Best Business or Consumer Reporting

"The Closing of Haegar Pottery." Lauren Rohr

Best Feature Story or Series

"Standing Tall On Stage." Barbara Vitello

"Mental Health: A Growing Concern." Marie Wilson

Best Arts Reporting and Criticism

Theater reviews by Barbara Vitello

Movie reviews by Dann Gire

Best Sports Story

"The Greatest Gifts." John Dietz

"The Voice of Baseball." Bruce Miles

Best Sports Commentary

Barry Rozner columns

Mike Imrem columns

Best News Photo

"Surrounded." Mark Welsh

Best Design

Brian Shamie

Don Friske

Patrick Kunzer

Best Use of News Video

"Survivor recalls Fairview tornado." Brian Hill, Paul Valade

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