The Daily Chronicle had 29 winners at the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors 2018 newspaper contest.
The Chronicle won first place in 10 categories. Reporters Drew Zimmerman and Kelsey Rettke took first in public service for “DeKalb Student Residency Checks,” with Katie Finlon third in the category for “Wind Ordinance.” Rettke was also third in investigative reporting.
Photo editor Mark Busch won five of six photo categories. He swept first, second and third in both the spot news and feature photo categories, took first and third in the sports action category, and won the portrait/personality category. He also took first and second for general news photo.
Editor Christopher Heimerman won first place the business reporting category, was second in breaking news, and third in column or blog. General Manager Eric Olson was second in both the column or blog category, as well as editorial writing.
Sports Editor Eddie Carifio won for sports or column or blog writing and headlines. He was second in enterprise reporting and best use of social media by an individual. He and sports reporter Kaleb Carter were second in best use of social media by an institutional account for the Huskiewire Twitter feed, and third for the @DC_Preps Twitter feed.
Kane County reporter Jake Bartelson, while writing for the Chronicle, won third place in the sports breaking news category for his coverage of Fabian Lopez winning a state championship. Former sports reporter Josh Tolentino won for sports feature writing.
Former reporter Lindsay Gloor, who is now the news editor at the Joliet Herald News, took third for business reporting.