Block Club editors and reporters at the Lisagor Awards ceremony. (Left to right) Curtis Lawrence, Trey Arline, Janet Rausa Fuller, Madison Savedra, Quinn Myers, Dawn Rhodes, Mack Liederman, Jamie Nesbitt Golden, Shamus Toomey, Stephanie Lulay, Ariel Parrella Aureli, Kelly Bauer.

THE LOOP — Block Club Chicago won five local journalism awards Friday for a range of stories about issues including problems at pop-up COVID testing centers, traffic stops of Black drivers and the city’s most dangerous bike lane.

The Peter J. Lisagor awards are presented by the Chicago Headline Club, the local branch of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Block Club was honored for:

The awards were announced Friday night during a ceremony at the Union League Club of Chicago. Block Club was nominated for 15 awards, including Bauer for the Headline Club’s Watchdog Award.

The Peter J. Lisagor Awards are named after the late, longtime Washington Bureau Chief of the Chicago Daily News.

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