CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Sun-Times journalists Frank Main, Mark Konkol and John J. Kim have won the Pulitzer Prize for local reporting.
The Pulitzer judges recognized the trio for “their immersive documentation of violence in Chicago neighborhoods, probing the lives of victims, criminals and detectives as a widespread code of silence impedes solutions.”READ MORE: Chicago Weather Alert: Flight Cancellations At Chicago Airports Amid Heavy Lake Effect Snow
It has been more than 20 years since the paper won the most-coveted award in American journalism. Editorial cartoonist Jack Higgins last won the prize for the paper in 1989.READ MORE: Chicago Weather Alert: Snow Totals From Lake Effect Snowstorm
Other Sun-Times journalists with Pulitzers include film critic Roger Ebert and photographer John White.
The much-needed good news comes at a time when the paper has been struggling to stay alive, as it has continued to slash its workforce to keep operating.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather Alert: Dangerous Driving Conditions With Snow Causing Low Visibility For Friday Commute
A Pulitzer Prize is also going to former Chicagoan Bruce Norris for his play, “Clybourne Park,” which is a satire about real estate and race set on the city’s North Side.