CHICAGO- If you know a humanities hero in your community – someone who reads books to kids after school, teaches their neighbors to read, or keeps the doors to the historical society open – please contact your mayor and ask that your “hero” be nominated for an Illinois Humanities Council Studs Terkel Humanities Service Award. Only mayors can make nominations.
Since 1999, nearly 200 recipients of the Studs Terkel Humanities Service Award have been honored in civic ceremonies across Illinois. These recipients are the types of people who see the connection between the past and future of their neighborhoods and communities. By their examples, they help us to recognize the importance of the humanities in all our lives. Their efforts enrich civic life at the local level. A nomination packet has been mailed to all Illinois mayors and nominations are due August 15, 2002.
For more information on the Studs Terkel Humanities Service Award, please contact the IHC at 312.422.5580, send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website at www.prairie.org.
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