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1998 Lisagor Awards Winners


LAYOUT/DESIGN

--The Times of Northwest Indiana, front page portfolio, Kevin Poortinga
--Gary Post-Tribune, general excellence, Adrian Johnson
--Financial Communications, "Saddam as the Joker," Anthony F. Ficke
--Crain's Chicago Business, "40 under 40," Thomas J. Linden
--The Times of Northwest Indiana, "Waste's Final Journey," Robert W. Ahrens
--Catalyst: Voices of Chicago School Reform, "What Matters Most," Alice Chrismer, Eric Koelle
--Chicago Sidewalk, overall design, Heidi Haas, Michael Leone and Dori Post
--Chicago Tribune Interactive, "Auto Show '98," Michael DiGioia, Michael Morgan


ARTS CRITICISM

--Chicago Sun-Times, general excellence, Roger Ebert
--Newcity, "Lit 50," Sam Jemielity, Shelly Ridenour, Sam Weller and Ray Woodring
--Chicago Tribune, "Reinventing the Lakefront," Blair Kamin
--Chicago Reader, "Rock, Etc.," John Corbett
--WGN Radio, "Foodtime," Dean Richards


PHOTOJOURNALISM - GENERAL

--Daily Herald, "Brother Bill," Mark R. Welsh
--Windy City Times, "Showdown in Chicago," Jason Smith


PHOTOJOURNALISM - SPOT NEWS

--Chicago Sun-Times, "15-Story Fireball--Fleeing the Flames," John H. White


CONSUMER JOURNALISM

--Chicago Sun-Times, Nursing home series, Bob Kurson, Stephanie Zimmermann
--Consumers Digest, "Special Report: The Crisis in Long-Term Care," John F. Wasik,
--NBC 5/WMAQ-TV, "Out of the Mouths of Babes," Robin Green, Lisa Parker and Suzanne Richter


SPORTS JOURNALISM

--Chicago Sun-Times, "Gambling with their lives," Jim O'Donnell
--Pro Football Weekly, "Charlie's long wait," Ron Pollack
--Chicago Tribune, general excellence, Skip Bayless
--Pro Football Weekly, "I have a dream...of a more tolerant NFL," "The amazing courage of Derek Stingley" and "Give the NFL's Most Overlooked Star His Due," Ron Pollack
--The Daily Journal, "Tough Catch," Bill Jurevich
--Chicago Magazine, "Running with the Bulls," Jonathan Eig
WMAQ 670, "NFL Draft '98," Hub Arkush, Brian Davis, Jeff Joniak, Wayne Larrivee, Emery Moorhead, Andrew Siciliano and Tom Thayer
--WFLD-TV Fox News Chicago, "A Team of Dreams: The Girls of Marshall High," Ken Gerrans, Lou Hinkhouse, Anne Kavanaugh and Ann Serafin


BUSINESS JOURNALISM

--Chicago Sun-Times, "Bank Secrecy," Robert Manor
--Daily Herald, "Can Motorola Soar Again?" Dan Culloton, Anne Schmitt
--Bloomberg News, "Commodities Slump," Toni Clarke, Susan E. Miller, Brendan Murray
--Business Week, "McDonald's: Can It Regain Its Golden Touch?" David Leonhardt
--Chicago Lawyer, American Eagle crash settlement: "Good behind-the-scenes of crash settlement," Abdon M. Pallasch
--WTTW-TV, "Chicago Tonight: Commonwealth Edison," Mary Field, Elizabeth Brackett, Rich Samuels, Kay Weibel, John Callaway, Jessica Zoller-Kaplan


FEATURES

--Chicago Tribune, "Through the Eyes of a Critic," Alan Artner, Mark Caro, Richard Christiansen, Allan Johnson, Steve Johnson, Blair Kamin, Greg Kot, Achy Obejas, Howard Reich, Phil Vettel, John von Rhein, Sid Smith, Michael Wilmington and Teresa Wiltz
--Daily Herald, "Surviving in a Place Called Bridger," Amy Carr
--Associated Press, "Crazy Horse at 50," Sharon Cohen
--People Weekly, "Surviving Breast Cancer," Giovanna Breu, Sheree R. Curry, Linda Kramer, Ann-Marie O'Neill, Patricia B. Smith, Lyndon Stambler, Ron Arias, Maria Eftimiades, Meg Grant, Susan Schindehette, Karen Schneider and Cynthia Wang
--The Chicago Reporter, "Evanston, Oak Park Struggle to Keep Racial Balance," Alysia Tate
--National Public Radio (Chicago Bureau), "Chicago Parking," Cheryl Corley
--WFLD-TV Fox News Chicago, "The Hidden Homeless," Lou Hinkhouse, Lou Kleinberg, Mark Saxenmeyer and Tom Schneider


COLUMNS/COMMENTARY

--Chicago Tribune, Columns/Commentary, general excellence, David Greising
--Daily Herald, "Bullets Pierce Hope of a More Peaceful Life," Amy Callahan
--Crain's Chicago Business, "Flora, Fauna and Harleys: Confusion at Field Museum," David Snyder
--Hospitals & Health Networks, general excellence, Alden Solovy


EDITORIAL CARTOONS

--Chicago Sun-Times, Jack Higgins


EDITORIALS

--The Times of Northwest Indiana, general excellence, Krishna Kumar Guar
--Windy City Times, "The Politics of Passion," Jeffrey E. McCourt
--Pensions & Investments, "Individual returns," Barry B. Burr
--WBEZ-FM Radio, Personal Essays from "Chicago Matters: Our Region, Our Community," Esad Boskailo, Marjorie Isaacson, Bea Julian, Sydney Lewis, Michael McColly


PUBLIC SERVICE

--Chicago Sun-Times, "Teen Addicts in the Suburbs," Alex Rodriguez
--The Evansville Courier, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Indianapolis Star & News, The Muncie Star Press, The South Bend Tribune, The Terre Haute Tribune-Star and The Times of Northwest Indiana, "State of Secrecy," staff
--Chicago Magazine, "How Danny Died," Jonathan Eig
--The Chicago Reporter, "Sex Abuse Cases Decline, but Blacks Still Main Victims," Natalie Pardo
--Chicago Tribune Interactive Media, "Election '98," Troy Cummings, Steve Duenes and Darnell Little
--NBC 5/WMAQ-TV, "Oath of Silence," Mable Miller, Lora Johnson, Suzanne Richter, Dennis Sampler and Dave Savini


REPORTING

--Chicago Sun-Times, "Hats Off to Harry Caray," staff
--Chicago Sun-Times, "Public Acts and Private Fees: Aldermanic Ethics Under Siege," Chuck Neubauer, Charles Nicodemus
--The Times of Northwest Indiana, "Crash, then chaos," Susan Brown, Jerry Davich, Andrea Holecek, Mark,Kiesling, Ken Kosky, John Reed, Rae Ann Rockhill, Bob Tita, Steve Walsh and Daniel J. Yovich
--Post-Tribune, "The dilemma of the dump," Lake County Solid Waste District landfill application, Carole Carlson, Joseph Conn, Rich James, Tim Zorn
--Chicago Reader, "You're free to go right after your strip search," Tori Marlan
--Associated Press, "School Bonds," Nicole Ziegler Dizon
--The Chicago Reporter, "Chicago Matters: Our Region, Our Community," Danielle Gordon, Rui Kaneya, Natalie Pardo, James P. Perez, Brian Rogal and Alysia Tate
--Chicago Magazine, "Bull marketing," Beardstown Ladies investment books, Shane Tritsch
--The Chicago Reporter, "Chicago Matters: Our Region, Our Community," Danielle Gordon, James P. Perez, Alysia Tate
--Chicago Tribune Interactive Media, "The Miracle Merchants," Steve Duenes and Marja Mills
--WGN Radio, "Gas Explosion," Steve Bertrand, Andrea Darlas, Mike Mathis, Judy Pielach, Larry Schreiner and David Stewart
--WBBM-TV/CBS, "Petition Games," Susan Evans, Carol Marin, Don Moseley