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Comptroller to host Black History Month celebration Wednesday

CHICAGO, IL – Illinois Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger on Wednesday will honor 23 African American leaders from across Illinois for their dedication, philanthropy, and service to community organizations during a celebration at 12 p.m. on the lower level of the James R. Thompson Center.


Held in partnership with the Chicago Defender newspaper, the Comptroller’s first annual Vanguard Awards ceremony will spotlight individuals who have made a profound impact on African American culture. The awardees have gained success in their professional lives and channeled that success into giving back to their communities.

The ceremony will be emceed by Art “Chat Daddy” Sims, radio host at 1690 AM WVON Chicago. Speakers will also include Comptroller Munger and Clayton Muhammad, Communications Director at the City of Aurora and Founder of Boys II Men organization.

Schedule For Wednesday, February 24, 2016: 

Black History Month Vanguard Awards Ceremony

Time: 12 p.m.

WHERE: Concourse Level, James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St., Chicago

State Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger

WVON Radio Host Art “Chat Daddy” Sims

Clayton Muhammad, Founder of Boys II Men organization

Vanguard Award recipients

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