The Evanston RoundTable newspaper and staff members received awards at the annual Northern Illinois Newspaper Association awards, held in DeKalb on Oct. 21.

Honors went to the RoundTable for spot news, news story series, editorial, community service, column, religion reporting, business/financial/consumer story, science/technology story, informational graphic, special section, feature section and website – all between May, 2008, and April, 2009.

•Peggy Tarr, first place, column, “The Lesson”

•Victoria Scott, first place, business/finance/consumer story: “The Egg Comes First: Food Policy Council Talks Turkey on Chickens”

•Katharine Ade, second place, feature section

•Larry Gavin, second place, community service: “School District 65 ISAT Scores”; second place, spot news story: “Police Set Up Fake Pawn Shop to Catch Burglars”; second place, science/technology story: “An ‘Opening Chapter’ for Virtual Learning”

•Mary Gavin, second place, editorial: “Defend the Weapons Ordinance”; second place, news story series: “NRA Sues City”

•John Macsai, third place, religion reporting: “Religion and Trees”

•Eleanor Revelle, second place, business/financial/consumer story: “Fitting Air Travel Into a Green Lifestyle”

•RoundTable staff, first place, feature section, “Evanston Is … All About Water”

•Larry Gavin, Mary Gavin, Victoria Scott and Natalie Wainwright, first place, informational graphic, “Evanston Plans for the Future”

•RoundTable staff, third place, website.