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Pete Nenni

Deputy Managing Editor
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Pete Nenni was named Deputy Managing Editor in February 2017 to oversee local coverage in the Cook, Lake, Fox and DuPage zones, including organizing coverage plans for the website and print editions and overseeing the local reporting and editing staffs. He also is tasked with many organizational- and efficiency-based special projects. Hes a member of the editorial board.

Previously, he served as Lake County Editor/Manager for more than 10 years and as an Assistant City Editor in the Cook County office for six years.

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 served on the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association board of directors and was 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.

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Antioch High School graduate killed in Ethiopia

Oct 06 2016 | 6:39 pm - A woman with Lake County roots was killed this week in Ethiopia when the vehicle she was riding in was attacked by rock-throwing protesters.

‘Devastating’ gunshot wound killed Fox Lake cop, coroner says

Sep 10 2015 | 5:48 pm - Lake County Coroner Dr. Thomas Rudd says Fox Lake police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz died from "a single devastating gunshot wound" but would not say where or how many times he may have been shot.

Images: An Hour in Cary

May 18 2015 | 5:07 am - We spent one hour -- no more, no less -- roaming around Cary photographing things that caught our eye. The obvious and the obscure, big stuff and small. But all identifiable to Cary.

Daily Herald's Gordon receives Liberty Bell Award from Lake County Bar Association

Apr 24 2012 | 6:20 pm - Daily Herald Legal Affairs Writer Tony Gordon was honored by the Lake County Bar Association on Tuesday with its Liberty Bell Award. Chief Judge Victoria A. Rossetti said Gordon has been honest, fair and...

Route 45 'a killer'

Feb 02 2011 | 4:14 pm - John Shields can attest to how bad the roads were Tuesday night because he was out delivering pizzas until 9 p.m.

Libertyville hotel a haven from storm

Feb 02 2011 | 1:50 pm - John Shields, a pizza deliveryman from Mundelein, was at the Candlewood Suites Hotel in Libertyville. He works for Bill's Pizza in Mundelein and was delivering pizzas last night. He said he made 19 deliveries Tuesday, the last one at 9 p.m.

Daily Herald wins NINA awards

Oct 20 2010 | 9:41 pm - The Daily Herald won four first-place awards in the annual Northern Illinois Newspaper Association contest Wednesday in DeKalb. The first-place winners among the daily newspaper category were Burt Constable for personality profile, Bob McCoppin for...

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