Daily Herald garners 32 nominations for Peter Lisagor Awards
The Daily Herald has 32 finalists in 18 categories, including for daily newspaper general excellence, in the Chicago Headline Club's prestigious Peter Lisagor Awards for Exemplary Journalism.
The Daily Herald also was named a finalist for best online neighborhood/community news.
"We're so pleased to see this recognition of the great dedication our staff brings to the job day after day. It's a reflection of our ongoing commitment to our readers and the community," said Daily Herald Editor John Lampinen.
"We're very proud of the work we've done and the people who did it," Managing Editor Jim Baumann added. "While it's always nice to be considered among the best by the judges, we hope this journalism resonates just as well with our readers."
The awards below are in the category for daily newspapers, news services and bureaus with circulations of less than 250,000. The finalists are:
• Lee Filas, Russell Lissau, Pete Nenni and staff for "'Ultimate Betrayal': The Truth About Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz," for best deadline reporting.
• Burt Constable and Lee Filas for "The Two Faces of Lt. Gliniewicz," for best non-deadline reporting.
• Lauren Rohr, for "Fighting Fast Fires," for best non-deadline reporting.
• Marni Pyke, Tim Broderick, Jeff Knox and Jim Baumann for "Deadly Distractions," for best non-deadline reporting.
• Jake Griffin for his Tax Watchdog columns, for best investigative reporting.
• Melissa Silverberg, for "Military Surplus in the Suburbs," for best political and government reporting.
• Robert Sanchez, Christopher Placek and staff, for "Adversity at College of DuPage," for best political and government reporting.
• Tim Broderick, Melissa Silverberg and Renee Trappe for "Generations at Risk," for best education reporting.
• Marie Wilson, for "Mental Health -- A Growing Awareness," for best science, health, technology or environment reporting.
• Burt Constable and Jim Davis, for their columns, in the best news column or commentary category.
• Jim Baumann, for his editorials, in the best editorial writing category.
• The Daily Herald Editorial Board for its "Generations At Risk Series," in the best editorial writing category.
• Jamie Sotonoff, Marni Pyke and Lauren Rohr for "Fox River Grove 20-Year Anniversary," for best feature story or series.
• Marie Wilson for "When An Addict's Family Comes Second" for best feature story or series.
• Barbara Vitello, for best arts reporting and criticism.
• Dann Gire, for best arts reporting and criticism.
• Bruce Miles, for "Thinking Outside the Boxscore," for best sports story.
• John Dietz, for "And Three Makes Dynasty," for best sports story.
• Kerry Lester, for "'True Fan' of 80-plus years just misses Cubs' playoff season," for best sports story.
• Barry Rozner's columns, for best sports commentary
• Gilbert R. Boucher II for "An Officer's Memorial" for best news photo.
• John Starks for "Fairdale Tornado" for best news photo.
• Bob Chwedyk, for "Kissing Couple," for best feature photo.
• Jeff Knox, for "Jet in Eclipse," for best feature photo.
• Joseph Lewnard, for "Finishing Strong," for best sports photo.
• Steve Lundy for "Mixed Emotions," for best sports photo.
• Brian Shamie, for best design.
• Neil Holdway, for best design.
• Laura Stoecker, for "Barbershop singer," for best online neighborhood/community news.
The winners will be announced May 6.