Illinois AP Media Editors contest

  • John Flynn Rooney
    First place
    Enterprise Story

    In winning landmark case, lawyer lost a lot

    Jack Silverstein
    First place
    Feature Story

    Pope's blessing

    Josh Weinhold
    First place
    Headlines

    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin headlines

    Pat Milhizer
    Second place
    Headlines

    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin headlines

    Staff
    Second place
    Print Newspaper General Excellence

    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

2015 Illinois Press Association Awards

  • Andrew Maloney
    Government Beat Reporting
    First Place

    Comment: "Good, well researched, well written stories about issues that strike home with a broad swath of readers."

    Jamie Loo
    Feature Writing
    First Place

    Apocalypto, Esq.
    Comment: "This was a fun read, from start to finish. I like how you put me in the wrestling ring immediately. Good background on the subject."

    Patricia Manson
    Government Beat Reporting
    Third Place

    Comment: "Reporter has an obvious strong handle on the beat, does a good job of capturing Posner's character."

    Jack Silverstein
    Feature Writing
    Third Place

    Pope's blessing
    Comment: "Good piece, especially the description of Pope's weeping on the street. I would have placed this one higher if the writer had led with that image."

    Dave Gong
    News Reporting - Single Story
    Second Place

    An overdose, a death, a downfall
    Comment: "Good storytelling and court reporting."

    John Flynn Rooney
    News Reporting - Single Story
    Third Place

    In winning landmark case, lawyer lost a lot
    Comment: "I enjoyed this story very much. The struggles for this attorney continue and the writer explains the entire situation very well."

    Pat Milhizer
    Headline Writing
    Second Place

    Comment: "'Spilling the beans', 'One Foote' were two of my favorite in the entire category. Was a close second."

    Josh Weinhold
    Headline Writing
    Third Place

    Comment: "Another solid entry, with a lot of variety. No shame in third place here. Easily could have been the winner. 'This call may be recorded' is a very, very good headline. Well done."

    Staff
    Best Web Project
    Third Place

    160th anniversary
    Comment: "This is a nice collection of items online, but the overall quality isn't as high as the quality of first and second place."

    Marc D. Falkoff, Northern Illinois University College of Law
    Original Column
    Third Place

    Comment: "I enjoyed your columns, but they are not for everyone and I would not classify them as general interest. They are well researched and a good read for those of us who are into law."

    Staff
    Community Service
    Honorable mention

    Judicial election coverage

38th Annual Peter Lisagor Awards for Exemplary Journalism

  • William T. McGrath, The John Marshall Law School
    Specialty/Trade: Best Commentary

    Also nominated:

    Specialty/Trade: Best Feature Story or Series
    Jack Silverstein
    “Pope’s Blessing”

    Daily Newspaper: Best News Column or Commentary
    Marc Falkoff, Northern Illinois University College of Law

    Specialty/Trade: Best Commentary
    Ann Lousin, The John Marshall Law School
    Timothy P. O’Neill, The John Marshall Law School

2015 Herman Kogan Media Awards

  • Roy Strom, Chicago Lawyer Magazine
    Print - Features and Series Category
    Meritorious Achievement
    Who Do They Belong To?
    "This detailed look at the Illinois court case involving control of frozen embryos after a couple’s divorce, may have spurred the state legislature to change the law."

    Timothy P. O’Neill of The John Marshall Law School
    Print - Legal Beat Reporting Category
    Meritorious Achievement
    Discrimination in Justice System, Can Lead to Economic, Psychological Costs
    "In an original and thought-provoking piece, the columnist reveals the cycle of crime set in motion when the poor receive traffic tickets they can’t pay and must hide from authorities and violate more ordinances as a result."

Illinois State Historical Society

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