Forest Park Review wins Chicago Headline Club journalism award

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The annual Chicago Headline Club Peter Lisagor Awards took place Friday night and Forest Park Review won first prize in the category of best in-depth news coverage for a non-daily community newspaper. The award was given for a series written in 2013 by Editor Jean Lotus about a patient death at Riveredge psychiatric hospital in Forest Park and the emergency and regulatory responses to the event.

A wide range of Chicago journalists from print, television, radio and online news sources were honored. Master of Ceremonies Andy Shaw, of the Better Government Association, said the contest received the highest number of entries – more than 800 – this year.

Honored with lifetime achievements were Tracy Bain, co-founder of windy City Times and Outlines, television presenter Bill Kurtis and  ABC 7 correspondent Karen Meyer.

The Chicago Headline Club, the largest Society of Professional Journalists chapter in the country, established the Peter Lisagor Awards in 1977 to inspire Chicago-area journalists to follow Lisagor's outstanding example and to recognize truly superior contributions to journalism.

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Larry Piekarz from Forest Park  

Posted: May 5th, 2014 8:09 AM

Congratulations Jean!

Resident  

Posted: May 4th, 2014 8:16 PM

Yes, Jean, congratulations to you on this award.

Subscriber from Forest Park  

Posted: May 4th, 2014 7:28 PM

Congratulations Jean.

Bill Dwyer  

Posted: May 3rd, 2014 2:22 PM

Great job with the media filter, Jean. Attagirl!

jerry from forest park  

Posted: May 3rd, 2014 2:08 PM

Great job Jean, keep up the great work. I wonder if the Mayor will add an atta girl?

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