Expanding its number of honorees due to what the determining body saw as a surplus of qualified applicants, Windy City Times actually honored 36 individuals during its 18th annual 30 Under 30 Awards, held at Polo Cafe on Chicago's South Side.
WCT Art Director Kirk Williamson and senior entertainment reporter Jerry Nunn emceed the ceremony, which honored 32 people under the tradition "30 Under 30" format. However, there were also three people who were given special visibility awards as well as one person who received a special journalist honor.
Andrew Davis, managing editor of Windy City Times, coordinated the awards. In addition to Polo Cafe, co-sponsors of the event were AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Chicago House, Center on Halsted and Howard Brown Health.
Photos by Hal Baim