Katherine Skiba of the Chicago Tribune has been honored by the National Press Club for her reporting from Washington, according to an announcement today by the organization.
Contest judges gave three awards to The Wall Street Journal and two each to USA Today and Mother Jones.
Jesse Jackson Jr.'s corruption and a fresh look at congressional foreign travel,” according to an announcement on the club’s website.
Skiba, who grew up in south suburban Calumet City, has been a reporter with the Tribune since 2009.
Another journalist with Illinois ties, Joseph Hosey of Patch.com, will receive the National Press Club's 2014 John Aubuchon Press Freedom Award.
Hosey has fought in court against a Will County judge’s order that he disclose a confidential source.