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‘Murder in Chicago: The Human Toll’ Wins Editor & Publisher Award

Pictured are just 97 of the more than 375 homicide victims in Chicago as of Oct. 31, 2013. Some of these photos include loved ones of the victim, but one (five from the right and three from the top) includes mother and son victims, Chavonne Brown and five-year-old Sterling Sims.

Pictured are just 97 of the more than 375 homicide victims in Chicago as of Oct. 31, 2013. Some of these photos include loved ones of the victim, but one (five from the right and three from the top) includes mother and son victims, Chavonne Brown and five-year-old Sterling Sims.

On Wednesday, DNAinfo Chicago’s project “Murder in Chicago: The Human Toll” was awarded¬†Editor & Publisher’s EPPY Award for “Best Investigative/Enterprise Feature on a Website with under 1 million unique monthly visitors.”

I wrote about my role in the project earlier this year. Though it feels a little weird about winning an award about people who would never have been widely know except for the way they died, I find what we’ve done deeply important and am honored to work with such a great team.