The Studs Terkel Humanities Service Award - 2006

  • See photos of the Studs Terkel Humanities Service Award Reception, held at the Chicago Cultural Center on October 17, 2007

In honor of its 25th anniversary, The Illinois Humanities Council launched The Studs Terkel Humanities Service Award program in 1999 in which mayors are asked to nominate those individuals, primarily volunteers, who have championed the humanities in their communities. The program is now run on a biennial schedule. Since 1999, nearly 400 recipients have been named. The communities that have participated in the program are as far south as Makanda and as far north as Waukegan. Of these recipients, the majority was involved in creating awareness about local and/or regional history in their communities through the establishment of historical societies or museums; others were noted for their outstanding dedication to education, formal and informal; to literacy and library programs; to creating awareness for cultural heritage, music, literature, and the arts. By recognizing their efforts, we also encourage others, notably local government, to pay a bit more attention to the humanities.

A complete list of awardees in 2006 is below. For information on previous honorees, please click on the desired year in the right.

NameCommunityNominated By
Barbara C. Adrianopoli
Schaumburg
The Honorable Al Larson
Jennifer Andrew
Old Mill Creek
The Honorable Tempel "Tim" Smith
Karen Armbrust
Wayne
The Honorable Eileen Phipps
Lynn Asp
Franklin Grove
The Honorable Robert E. Logan
Aaron A. Atkins
Du Quoin
The Honorable John Rednour
Identa Austin
Yorkville
The Honorable Arthur F. Prochaska
Lewis Baney
Litchfield
The Honorable Tom Jones
Pat Beauford
Salem
The Honorable Leonard E. Ferguson
Anne M. Bermier
Indian Head Park
The Honorable Richard F. Pellegrino
Darlene Blanz
Oak Lawn
The Honorable Dave Heilmann
Eileen Boevers
Highland Park
The Honorable Michael D. Belsky
LuAnn Bombard
West Chicago
The Honorable Michael Fortner
Dale N. Bower
Addison
The Honorable Larry Hartwig
Dr. Ruben Boyajian
Effingham
The Honorable Robert F. Utz
Carol Brandt
Palatine
The Honorable Rita Mullins
Rebecca Brewer, Ph.D.
Mount Vernon
The Honorable David Keen
Judith "Judy" L. Brown
Bloomington
The Honorable Steve Stockton
John M. Burke
Des Plaines
The Honorable Anthony Arredia
Rod and Sandy Cain
Machesney Park
The Honorable Linda M. Vaughn
Phyllis Carroll
Elmhurst
The Honorable Thomas D. Marcucci
Lynda Clemmons
Harrisburg
The Honorable Ron Morse
Edward Connelly, Sr.
Harwood Heights
The Honorable Margaret Fuller
Liliana Costa
Jacksonville
The Honorable Ron Tendick
Diana Czekalski
Elmwood Park
The Honorable Peter N. Silvestri
Sheldon Frank
Mount Carroll
The Honorable Carl R. Bates
William C. Grabarek
Elburn
The Honorable James L. Willey
Lana Haines
Kingston
The Honorable John Munro
Danyelle Harrison-Clarke
Warsaw
The Honorable Robert Frank
Kaye Heath
Rantoul
The Honorable Neal Williams
Dan Hechenberger
Mascoutah
The Honorable Gerald "Jerry" Daugherty
John C. Heider
Monticello
The Honorable William C. "Bill" Mitze
Judy Hoffman
Godfrey
The Honorable Michael J. Campion
Evelyn Hood
Decatur
The Honorable Paul Osborne
James K. Johnson
Charleston
The Honorable John Inyart
Phyllis Kelley
DeKalb and Sycamore (Co-nominators)
The Honorable Frank Van Buer (DeKalb) and The Honorable Ken Mundy (Sycamore)
Sharon Kinley
Plainfield
The Honorable James Waldorf
Larry R. Kramer
Flora
The Honorable Charles A. Crowder
Frank J. Lipo III
Oak Park
The Honorable David Pope
Stella LiPomi
Lincolnwood
The Honorable Gerald C. Turry
Jon Lundin*
Rockford
The Honorable Lawrence J. Morrissey
Val Maas and Connie Stauffer
Oregon
The Honorable Tom Stone, Sr.
Eleanor Macke
Marshall
The Honorable Kenneth R. Smith
Susan Manning, Ph.D.
Evanston
The Honorable Lorraine H. Morton
Lois Welch Metzger
Collinsville
The Honorable Stanley Schaeffer
Dennis Nottmeyer
Hoffman
The Honorable William A. Guile
Charles O. Parkinson
Lewistown
The Honorable R. John King
Don Peasley
Woodstock
The Honorable Brian Sager, Ph.D.
Richard and Roxy Pepper
Barrington
The Honorable Karen Darch
Rachel Barton Pine
Chicago
The Honorable Richard M. Daley
Herb and Francis Prater
Thebes
The Honorable Anthony S. Bomar
Lee Prior
Wheaton
The Honorable C. James Carr
JoAnn Rayfield
Normal
The Honorable Chris Koos
Jim Ridings
Campus
The Honorable Matt Galeaz
Carol Ritter
Chillicothe
The Honorable Gary W. Fyke
Gay Rupert
Bartlett
The Honorable Catherine Melchert
Thomas F. Schwartz, Ph.D.
Springfield
The Honorable Timothy J. Davlin
Nancy Scott
Eureka
The Honorable Scott Punke
The Scripps Park Historical Preservation Committee
Rushville
The Honorable Ronald Shepherd
W. Karl Scroggin
Springfield
The Honorable Timothy J. Davlin
Molly Shoaf and Raymond Cunningham
Homer
The Honorable David K. Lucas
Blanche Carlton Sloan, Ph.D.
Carbondale
The Honorable Brad Cole
Chris Stach
Brookfield
The Honorable Michael Garvey
Roy Storey
Peoria
The Honorable Jim Ardis
Cecelia Sullivan
Glendale Heights
The Honorable Linda Jackson
Bill Tellano
Alsip
The Honorable Patrick Kitching
John and Jane Textor
Wilmette
The Honorable Christopher S. Canning
Will Travelstead
Cobden
The Honorable Collin W. Lyerla, Jr.
Roald Tweet, Ph.D.
Rock Island
The Honorable Mark W. Schwiebert
Larry VanDyke
Prophetstown
The Honorable Howard "Bud" Thompson
Richard Volkmer
Warrenville
The Honorable David L. Brummel
Joe Wark
Glen Ellyn
The Honorable Vicky A. Hase
Joseph A. Weber, Ph.D.
Edwardsville
The Honorable Gary Niebur
Joseph A. Woods
Park Forest
The Honorable John A. Ostenburg
John Wozniak, Ph.D.
Skokie
The Honorable George Van Dusen
Richard "Dick" Young
Oswego
The Honorable Craig Weber