Chicagoly named among Chicago's best publications

Published on April 19, 2017 | 11:59 am CDT

The first year for Chicagoly magazine was an award-winning one. Chicagoly, published by 22nd Century Media, was named a finalist in four categories of the 40th annual Peter Lisagor Awards from the Chicago Headline Club.

Chicagoly, a quarterly magazine, competes in the Non-Daily Newspaper, Magazine or Newspaper Magazine division. Winners are to be announced during an honorary banquet May 12 at the Union League Club of Chicago.

Highlighting the nominations was a spot in the General Excellence in Print Journalism field, where Chicagoly will compete with Chicago magazine and Crain’s Chicago Business for best non-daily publication of 2016.

Chicago magazine won the award in 2016 and Crain’s in 2015.

Also earning nominations for Chicagoly were featured stories from three of the magazine’s four 2016 issues.

Jamie Lynn Ferguson’s homage to artist and author Shel Silverstein (Summer 2016) earned a nomination in the Best Feature category, while Zach Brooke’s breakdown of the mattress-store boom in Chicagoland (Spring 2016) is a finalist for Best Business Reporting.

Also a finalist is “Plugged In: The Story of Internet Addiction,” by Lorraine Boissoneault (Fall 2016), which is up for Best Non-Deadline Reporting against a story from Sports Illustrated and another from Rolling Stone. 

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“For such a fairly new publication like ours, just being nominated feels like we’ve already won,” said Vasilis Papadrosos, Chicagoly’s creative director. “I’m very honored we’re recognized among so many well-established publications. And it’s also great recognition for the hard work all of us put into this magazine every issue and motivation to keep producing quality work.

“But — let’s be honest — we want to win.”

Chicagoly burst on the scene in late 2015, debuting with a winter issue. That one issue earned a Lisagor Award nomination for a Best Sports Story. The magazine, also known for its vibrant and creative covers, earned a Readers’ Choice Award for Best Business and Technology Cover (Fall 2016) from the American Society of Magazine Editors.

Chicagoly has continued its dedication to well-researched, in-depth and colorful storytelling on subjects and people important to Chicagoans. Calling itself “The most compelling read in Chicagoland,” the magazine recently moved to a subscription model.

Annual subscriptions are just $16, while two-year buys, which have been the most popular choice so far, can be made for only $24. To get a subscription or for more information, visit or contact Publisher Joe Coughlin at (847) 272-4565 or

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