We are excited to announce that two NPR Illinois journalists, one former and one current, have been granted awards for stories they wrote. 

Brian Mackey, curator of the State of the State podcast, received a regional Edward R. Murrow award in the hard new category. The award was given for his story "Why Are Kids More Likely to Give False Confessions?" published in October of 2015. You can read and listen to the story here.

WUIS stories on pensions, concussions, crop insurance, and tornado recovery are being recognized with four 2013 Illinois Associated Press Broadcasters awards: 

Local Radio:

Best Investigative Report: WIUM-FM, “50% Plus One,” Rich Egger
2nd Place: WUIS-FM, “Judges' Pensions”, Amanda Vinicky

Illinois Issues won five national journalism awards in the 2010 statehouse reporting contest sponsored by Capitolbeat, the association of state capitol reporters and editors.

Columnist Charles N. Wheeler III won first place in the Commentary/Column/Analysis category for magazines for his Ends & Means columns. Wheeler also won a third place award in the In-Depth category for magazines for his examination of the state’s pension problem that appeared in the February issue.