CHICAGO — DNAinfo Chicago won three awards Friday night from the Chicago Headline Club, the local chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
The Peter J. Lisagor awards, named in honor of the late Washington bureau chief for the Chicago Daily News, were awarded to Mark Konkol, Patty Wetli, Darryl Holliday and Tanveer Ali.
Konkol, DNAinfo Chicago’s writer-at-large, was honored for Best Investigative/Public Service reporting in the Online division for his work on the Jackie Robinson West Little League scandal.
Konkol broke the story that Jackie Robinson West, the reigning U.S. Little League champions, had used players from outside its established boundaries during its run to the title. Little League International eventually ruled Jackie Robinson West broke the rule and stripped the team of its national title.
Also honored Friday was Patty Wetli, awarded the Lisagor award for Best Continuing Blog, Affiliated in the Online category. Wetli writes the “Hortus in Urbe: Garden in the City” blog about her trials, tribulations and triumphs as a community gardener.
And in the Online Division for Best Breaking News Story, reporters Tanveer Ali and Darryl Holliday won for their coverage of the crash of a CTA Blue Line train at O’Hare Airport.
The awards were announced Friday night during a ceremony at the Union League Club of Chicago.
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