CHICAGO (May 11, 2018) – WBEZ 91.5FM, Chicago’s NPR news station, has been awarded with seven 2017 Lisagor Awards by the Chicago Headline Club, the largest Society of Professional Journalists chapter in the country.
Named after Peter Lisagor, the Chicago Daily News’ Washington bureau chief from 1959 to 1976, the Lisagor Awards recognize the best of Chicago journalism.
The award-winning projects by WBEZ include:
- CPS’s Secret Overhaul of Special Education, Sarah Karp and Kate Grossman, for Best In-depth News Story or Series
- Surviving War, But Not the Veterans’ Home, Tony Arnold, Dave McKinney, Alex Keefe, Michael Lansu, Andrew Gill, and Paula Friedrich for Best Investigative Reporting
- Miles Bryan, for Best Reporter
- Altgeld Gardens Residents Talk About Former Community Organizer’s Legacy, Linda Paul, Richard Cahan, and Ken Davis, for Best Feature Reporting
- Altgeld Gardens Residents Talk About Former Community Organizer’s Legacy, Linda Paul, Richard Cahan, and Ken Davis, for Best Public Affairs Programming
- Every Other Hour: “Can You Help Me?, Shannon Heffernan and Cate Cahan for Best Health or Science Reporting
- Cinderella Chicago Football Team Heads to State, Aiming for Repeat, Susie An and Kate Grossman, for Best Sports Story
To see a full list of 2017 Lisagor Awards, visit the Chicago Headline Club’s website here.