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Pete NenniLake County Manager/Editor
Pete Nenni was named Lake County Editor/Manager in June 1996 after working for six years as an Assistant City Editor in the Cook County office. He heads the day-to-day operation of the Lake County Bureau office in Libertyville, including organizing coverage plans for the website and print editions and overseeing the reporting, editing and photo staffs. He also serves on the editorial board.
Prior to that, he was the legal affairs reporter for one year and the transportation reporter for five years. He also covered local government beats for the paper, where he has worked since December 1980. During his reporting career at the Daily Herald, Nenni won 12 state and regional writing awards, including two Peter Lisagor Awards for Public Service reporting. Those awards stemmed from investigative projects focusing on faulty equipment and poor maintenance of a suburban bus system and mishaps and near mishaps on the runways and taxiways at O'Hare International Airport.
Nenni was named the Daily Herald's Manager of the Year in 2000. He has been a member of the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association board of directors since 2005, and served as its president in 2009. Nenni has extensive ties to the Northwest suburbs. He grew up in Mount Prospect and attended Forest View High School in Arlington Heights and Harper Community College in Palatine. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a journalism major and political science minor. Prior to joining the Daily Herald, he was a staff reporter for the Barrington Press weekly newspaper group in Barrington.