The annual Lisagor awards recognize the best of Chicago journalism, and Chicago magazine was recently honored with six of them. Here are the winners for 2013:
Why this Illinois guy is suddenly, somehow, the perfect actor for America.
By Jeff Ruby
Four-star dining! Luxury cars! European getaways! An exclusive investigation reveals how Illinois politicians are living large on their campaigns’ dime.
By David Bernstein and the Better Government Association
Only 132 of Chicago’s 507 murders were solved last year. Why is the Chicago Police Department struggling to bring so many killers to justice?
By Noah Isackson
Chicago is key to a business moving tons of drugs for billions of dollars. Here’s how the whole operation works.
By Jason McGahan
In early February, we sent the local photographer Carlos Javier Ortiz out into the cold to capture Chicago neighborhoods and street life. He came back with a stark portrait of a city that freezes over yet remains full of life.
By Carlos Javier Ortiz
Paul D’Amato’s 25-year project shows working class people getting soaked in the summer heat of Chicago, Mexico, and Maine.
By Paul D’Amato