Illinois state Treasurer Michael Frerichs will host a celebration on the concourse of the James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St., 12-1 p.m., on Wed., Oct. 16, in honor of LGBTQ History Month.
This event is an opportunity to reflect on the achievements of the LGBTQ community and present awards to active leaders.
The following awards will be distributed:
Outstanding Service in Business: Ryan Bandy, Club Station House and Win, Lose or Draught, Owner
Outstanding Service in Leadership ( posthumously ): Michael Bauer, community activist
Outstanding Commitment in Education: Dr. Raymond Crossman, president of Adler University, President
Outstanding Commitment in Community Service: Center on Halsted
Outstanding Commitment as an Elected Official: Illinois state Rep. Kelly Cassidy
Outstanding Service in Workforce and Labor: Jackie and Cyndi Richter, founders/owners Heels and Hardhats Construction
Outstanding Achievement in Sportsmanship Caitlin Cahow, Olympic Athlete
See IllinoisTreasurer.gov .