Nominations open for 2022 Watchdog Awards; Submit by March 14

January 2, 2023 Mike Ewing 0

Nominations for the Chicago Headline Club’s Watchdog Award, which honors enterprising journalism that defends and protects everyday folks, are now open! Past winners of the award and cash prize exposed decades of sexual abuse complaints by lifeguards in Chicago, identified a pattern of misuse of seclusion in Illinois public schools, and used […]

Nominations for the 2022 Peter Lisagor Awards are now CLOSED

January 1, 2023 Mike Ewing 0

Nominations for the 46th Annual Peter Lisagor Awards, which recognize Chicago’s best journalism from across the media spectrum, open on Jan. 1, 2023. Entries needed to be submitted by the final deadline of Feb. 14. There will be no entries accepted after Feb. 14. Additional information about how to apply and […]

These are the winners of the 2021 Peter Lisagor Awards

May 7, 2022 Mike Ewing 0

The Chicago Headline Club, the nation’s largest chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, presented the 45th annual Peter Lisagor Awards at a reception on May 6. The club also recognized its two newest lifetime achievement award winners – Bill Cameron and Dahleen Glanton – and many past presidents from […]

2021 Watchdog Award winner: ‘Buried Secrets’ by WBEZ

May 6, 2022 Amanda Vinicky 0

The Chicago Headline Club, thanks to the generous support of the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, offers an annual Watchdog Award for enterprising journalism that defends and protects everyday folks. Our 2021 Winner: “Buried Secrets” – WBEZ. Dan Mihalopoulos, Alex Keefe, Angela Rozas O’Toole Judges said: “The investigation overcame court challenges […]

2020 Watchdog Award winner: ‘Left In the Dark’ by WBBM

May 14, 2021 admin 0

The winner of the Chicago Headline Club’s 2020 Watchdog Award is “Left In the Dark,” by Samah Assad, Christopher Hacker and Dave Savini at WBBM CBS 2. How the team at WBBM described the project: The CBS 2 investigative team had been reporting about the issue of wrongful police raids […]