Daily Chronicle journalists won multiple awards in the Illinois Associated Press Editors Association's annual contest, the Associated Press announced Tuesday.
Reporters, photographers and page designers had a total of 15 award-winning submissions, including seven first-place awards, competing against other Illinois newspapers with less than 15,000 circulation.
Among the first-place winners were reporter Jeff Engelhardt for business reporting, former reporter Caitlin Mullen for news enterprise series, and web producer John Sahly, and videographers Dan Mott and Lester Johnson for multimedia storytelling.
The Daily Chronicle's sports journalists, including sports writers Steve Nitz and Jeff Arnold and Sports Editor Ross Jacobson, took first place in breaking sports news for their coverage of Northern Illinois' double-overtime victory in the Mid-American Conference title game.
Sahly also won a first-place award for sports column writing, and former Daily Chronicle photographer Kyle Bursaw won first place awards for picture story and sports feature photo.