Times wins 5 Lisagor awards

Giles Bruce, Joseph Pete and Bill Dolan were among the winners Friday in the Chicago Headline Club's annual Peter J. Lisagor Awards contest.

CHICAGO — The Times won five awards in the Chicago Headline Club's Peter J. Lisagor Awards contest.

Joseph Pete won two awards, Best Arts Reporting and Criticism, for "Rebirth of the Star Plaza Theatre," and Best Technology Reporting, for "Beyond steel: High-tech manufacturing."

Bill Dolan and Joyce Russell won Best Deadline Reporting, for "Lake County sheriff, No. 2 indicted on bribery charges; Portage mayor indicted separate for bribery in related scheme on the same day."

Giles Bruce won Best Science, Health, Technology or Environmental Reporting, for "Dealing with opioid addiction in the Region."

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Former Business Editor Keith Benman won Best Business or Consumer Reporting, for "Ex-NiSource execs net lucrative golden parachutes, options."

Other finalists from The Times were:

  • Lauren Cross, Best Deadline Reporting, for "Elevated lead levels found in drinking water in some homes."
  • Bill Dolan, Best Investigative Reporting, for "Union leader gets second OWI break; news story uncovers prosecutor error, city court malfeasance."
  • Dan Carden, Best Political and Government Reporting, for "Controversial abortion bill shoved through Legislature meets its demise."
  • Marc Chase, Best Editorial Writing, for "Cure the Scourge of Lake County cronyism."
  • Joseph Pete, Best Business or Consumer Reporting, for "Art of the deal: How East Chicago lured Hoist Liftruck, 500 jobs."
  • Steve Hanlon, Elvia Malagon and Matt Schubert, Best Sports Story, for "Spilled drink leads to Griffith bus rollover on way to semistate."
  • Jonathan Miano, Best News Photo, for "East Chicago lead crisis"; Best Feature Photo, for "The Lima Lima Flight Team in Gary," and Best Sports Photo, for "Cubs win!"
  • Damian Rico, Best Feature Photo, for "Munster woman gets McCartney's autograph tattooed on arm."

The awards were announced and presented Friday night at the Union League Club.