News and stories about awards
Banquet celebrates the accomplishments of those who attend the Village and the many volunteers who donate their time and talent
James Brown and Karen Virnoche were named the 2023 Oregon Area Chamber of Commerce's Citizens of the Year during the Chamber's annual awards dinner Aug. 17, 2023. Brian Grover was lauded as the 2023 Volunteer of the Year.
The Oregon Area Chamber of Commerce's annual awards dinner took place Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023, at River's Edge Experience in Oregon. Five awards were presented: Civic Leadership Award, Volunteer of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year and Welcome to the Chamber Award.
Marianne Wolf-Astrauskas of Orland Park created the book while caring for her husband, Jonas, a brain cancer survivor, who is paralyzed on his right side,
The South East Association for Special Parks And Recreation hosted its annual Believe & Achieve Recognition Banquet celebrating its remarkable participants, community partners, staff and volunteers.
Montini Catholic High School's Pax Christi Instrument of Peace Award recipient is Sara Severin of Downers Grove, who also is the valedictorian of the class of 2023.
Joan Gard and Lauren Wilson were honored as the two winners.
Angie Abraham, a sophomore at Glenbard West High School, and Emily Puchalski, a junior at Glenbard South, won the inaugural Glenbard Democracy Challenge.
Montini Catholic High School recognizes its math scholars for their seventh-place state finish, as well as the math honor society inductees at an awards ceremony.
All four of the school's National Merit Scholarship semifinalists have been named finalists.
Journalism students at South High School in Downers Grove took third place in the Illinois High School Association State Journalism competition.
District 99 students win first and third place in Illinois Stock Market Game.
Tracey Valerio Spotts named Citizen of the Year at the annual event, honoring numerous individuals for community service to Westmont.
The City of Joliet will recognize residents that show great pride in their property and therefore demonstrate great pride in their neighborhood with its Neighborhood Hero Award Program.
Chelsea Young, a fifth grade teacher at Woodland Elementary School in Joliet, is just one of 10 teachers in Illinois to receive the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching,