Journal-Register wins award for “Enough” editorial campaign

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The 2017 Associated Press Media Editors Awards has recognized the State Journal-Register for its coordination of a statewide editorial effort entitled, “Enough.”

More than 100 newspapers in Illinois delivered a powerful, unified message in one day to our elected officials regarding the lack of a state budget and its effects on our neighbors, businesses and institutions, according to Todd Sears, president and publisher of the SJ-R.

One editorial in coordination with the Journal-Register, wrote that it is the responsibility of the governor to produce a budget.

The Sun-Times read, “Rauner is running political ads, the goofy ones with the duct tape, laying the groundwork for his re-election next year. But he is not governing. As we said in a previous editorial, the first and most basic job of a CEO — and a governor is a CEO — is to produce a budget. The buck stops there.”

“The impact of the “Enough” campaign epitomizes the impact newspapers have in today’s world,” said Sears of the coordinated effort.

“I’m so proud of (executive editor) Angie Muhs and (former interim publisher) Rosanne Cheeseman for the creation and coordination… To have the SJ-R recognized on a national stage with an award of this magnitude is a testament to Angie and her team.”

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