The Chicago Reporter Wins 2011 NABJ Award

The Chicago Reporter's editor Kimbriell Kelly and reporter Angela Caputo has won a 2011 Salute to Excellence Award for investigative reporting in the magazine category from the National Association of Black Journalists. The award was given for an investigation into Illinois’ practice of prosecuting 17-year-olds as adults for felony crimes.

Caputo's cover story "Seventeen", which was published in the September/October 2010 issue, reveals that the majority of 17-year-olds were convicted for nonviolent offfenses and overwhelming amount plead guilty to adult felony charges.

Read the winning story at chicagoreporter.com .

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