Nominate your outstanding neighbor for Illinoisian of the Day

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A foundation needs your help to nominate outstanding citizens to honor at the Illinois State Fair in August.

The Illinois State Fair Museum Foundation is searching for ten people to be named “Illinoisian of the Day.”

According to a spokesperson from the foundation, the “Illinoisian of the Day” program is recognizing citizens who make a difference in their communities, work hard, are dedicated to helping others and maintain Illinois spirit.

Each of the ten winners will get their own special day at the fair where they will be invited to receive honors on stage. The fair takes place August 8-18.

Winners will be contacted by phone in late June and announced at the museum foundation’s annual Corndog Kickoff on Saturday, July 13.

Nomination forms are available at the State Fair Museum website or they can be requested by calling the Museum Foundation at (217) 415-4408.

“By sending in nominations, you can help give these special people in your community the thanks and appreciation they truly deserve,” said the foundation’s board chair, Pam Gray.