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Awards and Recognition

BGA investigations are getting attention and even accolades. Check out the recent investigations that have won awards and nominations.


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Silver Dome Award - June 2014

Best Local Program, Series or Documentary

Protect and Served?

The BGA/NBC 5 project won in the Best Program, Series or Documentary category from the Illinois Broadcasters Association.

 

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Kogan Media Award - May 2014

2013 Online Stories

"Disorder in the Bureaucracy of the Courts" series including: 

Dorothy's Deed, Done Dirt Cheap; Record Delays; Circuit Court Clerk's Failed Cash Grab

 

Lisagor Award - May 2014 

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Daily Newspaper: Best Political and Government Reporting

A Rush of Financial Questions

Daily Newspaper: Best Business or Consumer Reporting

Rescuing Illinois: Government Surplus

Non-daily: Best Political Reporting in Newspaper or Magazine

Lawmakers Gone Wild

Broadcast Television: Best In-Depth News Story or Series

Trouble in the Courts

Broadcast Television: Best Health or Science Reporting

Pilfered Pills at County Pharmacy?

Broadcast Television: Best News Specialty/Education/School News

Globetrotting Principal Grounded

Broadcast Television: Best News Specialty/Politics/Government

Down the YouTube

Scripps Howard Award - March 2014

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Honoring the best work in the communications industry and journalism education in 2013.

The staff of the BGA has won the 2013 Scripps Howard Foundation's Edward Willis Scripps Award for Distinguished Service to the First Amendment for a body of work that has fostered open communication for 90 years.

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Illinois Associated Press Broadcasters Award - March 2014

The BGA/NBC 5 project won in the Best Series or Documentary category in the Metro TV section.

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Emmy Award - November 2013

Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

The Better Government Association is proud to announce our investigative staff has won a Chicago/Midwest Emmy award for our work with media partner NBC 5.

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Kogan Media Award - May 2013

2012 Broadcast Stories

Maywood Confidential

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Lisagor Award - May 2013

Business Reporting: Online

Rescuing Illinois

In-Depth Reporting, Non-Daily Publication: Specialty/Trade

Rescuing Illinois

In-Depth News Story or Series: Television

Maywood Confidential

Investigative Reporting: Television

Maywood Confidential

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Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

This story was a collaboration with our media partner FOX Chicago and investigative reporter Dane Placko.

Outstanding Achievement for News Specialty - Report/Series, Education/Schools, Feature or Series: Globetrotting Principal
CPS Principal Spends Thousands of Taxpayer Dollars on Travel

 

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Multimedia Collaboration: Credit Card Crackdown

CHA CEO Used Credit Cards for Expensive Dinners

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Website: The High Costs of Wrongful Convictions

The High Costs of Wrongful Convictions

Investigations

August 20, 2014

Andrew Schroedter

City Inspectors General: Watchdogs On A Leash

August 18, 2014

Andrew Schroedter/BGA and Pam Zekman/CBS2

Lost And Found

August 18, 2014

Robert Herguth/BGA and Dane Placko/FOX 32

Brash Advance

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