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The Peter Lisagor Awards — May 2

April 25, 2014 admin 0

The 37th Annual Peter Lisagor Awards for Exemplary Journalism May 2 Master of Ceremonies:  Andy Shaw, Better Government Association  Union League Club of Chicago at 65 W. Jackson Blvd. Cocktails: 5:30 p.m. Dinner and awards presentation: 7 p.m. Parking is $10 in garage adjacent to the ULC Congratulations to our […]

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Congrats to our Lisagor Finalists!

March 19, 2014 admin 0

David Bernstein, Chicago Magazine and Better Government Association, “Lawmakers Gone Wild” 
Chris Fusco and Monifa Thomas, Chicago Sun-Times and Tony Arnold of WBEZ, “DCFS’s Faces of Failure” 
Daily Herald, Reboot Illinois, “Pension Forum”   
Jack Higgins, Chicago Sun-Times, “A sampling of editorial cartoons by Jack…

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Save the Date: Lisagor Awards

March 17, 2014 0

The 37th Annual Peter Lisagor Awards for Exemplary Journalism will be held Friday, May 2rd. 
The Chicago Headline Club will announce the winners of the coveted Watchdog Award and the Anne Keegan Award at the dinner. 
Union League Club of Chicago at 65 W. Jackson Blvd.
Cocktails: 5:30…

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Stan Zoller: Students need to understand, use FOIA

September 8, 2013 0

One of the interesting things about starting a school year is to find out why students are taking “J-1” Introduction to Journalism.  The answers, to no surprise, run the gamut.
“Because my friend did.”
“Because my parents made me.”
“Because I like to write.”
“Because I’m interested in journalism.”
Bravo. However, whether a student…

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Congratulations to our Lisagor winners!

May 3, 2013 0

Chicago Headline Club Announces Lisagor Award Winners 
CHICAGO, May 3, 2013 The Chicago Headline Club, the largest Society of Professional Journalists chapter in the country, today announced the winners of its 2012 Lisagor Awards at its annual awards dinner tonight before more than 350 people at the Union League Club…

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Ebert & us

April 5, 2013 0

The Chicago Headline Club joins all others
in mourning the loss of Roger Ebert. 

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(Roger Ebert accepts the Chicago Headline Club’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011 from Felicia Middlebrooks, left, with Chaz Ebert at his side.)

Bernard Judge, chairman of the…

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Congratulations to our Lisagor Finalists!

March 23, 2013 0


Robert Herguth, Dane Placko, David Bernstein, Chicago Magazine, “Maywood Confidential”  

Hoy Staff, Chicago Tribune Graphics Staff, CU-Citizen Staff,  “Midwest Chronicles: Diversity Flourishes”

Matthew Weinstock, Haydn Bush, Marty Stempniak, Lee Ann Jarousse, Chuck Lazar, Hospitals & Health Networks, “Fiscal Fitness”  


Roger Schillerstrom, Crain’s Chicago Business, ” And would you have…

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An Early Peek at the Lisagor Finalists!

March 20, 2013 0

We will announce the finalists in this year’s Peter Lisagor Awards competition at 6:30 p.m. Friday at The Billy Goat. 
Please stop by (and have a brew) to learn whether you and your colleagues made the cut. Award winners will be announced at the Lisagor banquet Fri. May 3 at the…

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Anne Keegan Award

January 22, 2013 admin 0

Download the flyer here. 
The Anne Keegan Award for distinguished journalism reflecting the dignity and spirit of the common man will be presented to writers whose work appears in print, or on established journalism websites, who tell stories of ordinary people in extraordinarily well-reported and well-written prose. 
Distinguished by compassion, character and…

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Enter the 36th Annual Peter Lisagor Awards

January 9, 2013 0

The 36th Annual Peter Lisagor Awards

This year, entries to the 36th annual Peter Lisagor Awards will be submitted using BetterBNC Online Journalism Awards Platform.
Below are directions for preparing and submitting entries. If you have questions, please contact Aimee DeBat at (312) 553-0393…