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: 

The Delicious Life of Nick Offerman

Why this Illinois guy is suddenly, somehow, the perfect actor for America.
By Jeff Ruby

Lawmakers Gone Wild

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

Chicago's Criminals Are Getting Away With Murder

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

Why Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel Loves Selling Drugs in Chicago

Chicago is key to a business moving tons of drugs for billions of dollars. Here’s how the whole operation works.
By Jason McGahan

The 20 Most Beautiful Photos of Chicago This Winter

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

Water for the People: 15 Photos of How We Cool Off

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