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Lakefront Outlook Wins Polk Award

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The tiny Lakefront Outlook has just been awarded one of journalism's highest honors, the George Polk Award for local reporting. It honors the weekly Outlook's three-part investigation last December of Bronzeville's new Harold Washington Cultural Center, a money-losing operation that the Outlook reported Alderman Dorothy Tillman has staffed "with her family, friends and political allies." The Polk citation names the Outlook's entire editorial staff of six people, who also produce the Hyde Park Herald each week. Reporter Daniel Yovich led the project. In the January 19 Reader I profiled blind intern Kalari Girtley, who played a key role in the investigation and continues to hope her contribution will lead to a paid position.

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