photo: harry sawyers

Our staff started the weekend with a handful of new plaques.

Chicago magazine was honored with seven Lisagor Awards on Friday night—six stories won awards, and one took home a pair.

The annual awards ceremony, put on by the Chicago Headline Club, recognizes the city's best journalism of the previous year. We had winning stories in the following categories:

Feature Writing
Bryan Smith and Beth Fenner
"The $53 Million Bamboozle"

Bryan Erickson and Beth Fenner
"Chicagoans of the Year 2012"

Education Reporting 
Ben Goldberger and Beth Fenner
"Street Fighter"

Sports Story
Bryan Smith and Beth Fenner
"You Gotta Be Bleepin Me!"

Arts Reporting and Criticism
Cassie Walker Burke, Emmet Sullivan, and Beth Fenner
"Fall Culture Guide"

In-depth Reporting
Bryan Smith and Beth Fenner
"The $53 Million Bamboozle"

Political and Government Reporting
David Bernstein, Noah Isackson, and Beth Fenner
"Lawbreakers, Lawmakers"

Chicago's Elly Fishman won an award for non-deadline reporting for her Chicago Reader story:
"Pariahs Amid the Rainbow."