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At the annual Northern Illinois Newspaper Awards dinner on Oct. 18, the RoundTable staff received 13 awards.

Victoria Bussey won awards for best personality profile, best coverage of social issues and best localized news story. Larry Gavin won for best editorial and best education writing. Janet Messenger won two awards for best history feature.

Other awards went to Kelley Elwood, best government/public affairs reporting; Meg Evans Smith, headline writing; Kathy Ade, Mary Helt Gavin and Victoria Scott, best special section; Martha Rosenberg, best use of humor; Victoria Scott, best general feature; and Mary Helt Gavin for best technology/medical story.