Erin HooleyChicago Tribune
Scott P. YatesRockford Register Star
Wm. GlasheenThe Post-Crescent
A weak amount of entries for this category. First place offered the real impact of spot news immediately to the judges. Compliments to second for staying with the story from day to night.
Judges: Dan Busey/Decatur Daily, Jeronimo Nisa/Decatur Daily