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Herald & Review on Feb. 19

The Feb. 19 Herald & Review is shown. The package of stories has earned an Illinois Associated Press Media Editors award. 

The Herald & Review has received top honors in the investigative reporting and public service categories in the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors 2017 newspaper contest.

The first-place award for Investigative Reporting went to the staff for stories on:

The Public Service award was for the Herald & Review’s analysis of the city's blighted properties list, some of which have sat empty for several years. The two-day series, with reporting by Lusvardi, included various multimedia, an editorial on the matter and columns from candidates for mayor on the issue. 

Other APME awards for the Herald & Review include: 

13 Best Photos Doubletruck 12.30.17

Decatur School Board candidates Beth Nolan, standing left, Beth Creighton, with laptop, and Kendall Briscoe, sitting right, celebrate election results with supporters during a gathering at Nolan’s home.

Thirty-four daily newspapers submitted 901 entries in the contest, which featured news and sports stories, features, editorials, columns and photos from 2017. The Herald & Review competes with newspapers that have similar circulation numbers. 

The awards for General Excellence and Photo and Editorial Sweepstakes, as well as News Innovator of the Year, will be announced during the annual convention of the Illinois Press Association on June 7 in Normal.

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