The Chicago Headline Club, one of the largest Society of Professional Journalists chapters in the country, announced the winners of 2020 Peter Lisagor Awards. An impartial Society of Professional Journalists chapter outside Illinois judged entries in more than 100 categories to single out some of the best journalism across the Chicago region over the past year. 

The RoundTable was honored with the award for Best Neighborhood/Community News, with mention of the following writers: Larry Gavin, Mary Gavin, Victoria Scott, Robert Seidenberg, Heidi Randhava, and Karen Young.

In October 2020, the RoundTable took top honors at the Northern Illinois Newspaper Awards.

Peter Lisagor, the Chicago Daily News Washington bureau chief from 1959 to 1976, was one of the nation’s most respected and well-known journalists. The Headline Club established the Lisagor Awards in 1977 “to inspire Chicago-area journalists to follow his outstanding example and to recognize truly superior contributions to journalism.”

Mary Gavin

Mary Gavin is the founder of the Evanston RoundTable. After 23 years as its publisher and manager, she helped transition the RoundTable to nonprofit status in 2021. She continues to write, edit, mentor...