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The Chicago Tribune won 12 Peter Lisagor Awards Friday night in a competition sponsored by the Chicago Headline Club.

The Tribune's investigative series "Deadly Neglect," written by reporters Sam Roe and Jared S. Hopkins, took home the Watchdog Award for excellence in public interest reporting.

The Tribune's other awards:

  • News Photography: E. Jason Wambsgans, Chicago Tribune, "Fatal Fire."
  • Deadline Reporting: Staff, Chicago Tribune, "Firefighter Deaths."
  • News Website: chicagotribune.com.
  • Science, Health, Technology or Environment Reporting: Michael Hawthorne, Chicago Tribune, "Ticket to Toxic Air."
  • Multimedia Feature Presentation: David Jackson, Gary Marx, Nancy Stone, Christopher Groskopf, Danielle Gordon, Ryan Mark, Meg Theno, Robin Daughtridge and George Papajohn, Chicago Tribune, "Walking Into Danger."
  • Use of Video: Heather Charles, Chicago Tribune, "Faces of HIV."
  • Use of Digital Technology: Staff, Chicago Tribune, "Pictures of the Day — Dec. 22, 2010."
  • Sports Commentary: David Haugh, Chicago Tribune.
  • Sports Photography: Scott Strazzante, Chicago Tribune, "Summer With Stanley."
  • Arts Reporting and Criticism: Blair Kamin, Chicago Tribune, "World's Tallest Building Opens in Dubai."
  • Investigative Reporting: Megan Twohey, Chicago Tribune, "Dangerous Doctors."

Roe and Hopkins' story looking at deaths at Alden Village North, a facility for the developmentally disabled, and the Chicago Tribune's coverage of the December fire that killed two firefighters were also finalists for 2011 Pultizer Prizes.

Chicago magazine, which is part of the Chicago Tribune Media Group, won three Lisagor Awards for feature writing, sports story, and arts reporting and criticism.

WGN radio won in the radio newscast category,

The Chicago Sun-Times won 10 awards, while the Daily Herald picked up nine.

Lifetime Achievement Awards were given to retired Tribune writer Richard C. Longworth, Sun-Times movie critic Roger Ebert and WTTW-TV's Elizabeth Brackett.

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