The 2020 Lisagor Awards banquet has been cancelled

Dear Headline Club members and Chicagoland journalists:

Due to concerns over the coronavirus and COVID-19, we are cancelling the Lisagor Awards banquet this year, which was scheduled for May 15.

We will still announce the winners and we’re working on a virtual event to honor our Lifetime Achievement Award-winners and a few others. Winners will still get plaques, as we plan to drop-ship awards to newsrooms in May. Stay tuned for more details.

But for now, with a heavy heart, we’re cancelling the dinner — although this will give us more time to plan our 100th anniversary blowout in 2021.

Thanks to everyone for their hard work and stay safe out there.

And read about how journalists are covering the coronavirus in CJR’s excellent piece.


Robert K. Elder
2019-2020 Chicago Headline Club President