Governor Quinn Invites Applications for 32nd Annual Hometown Awards

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Governor Pat Quinn is encouraging Illinois communities large and small to submit entries for the 2014 Governor’s Hometown Awards competition. This year marks the 32nd annual event, which recognizes volunteers whose hard work and dedication greatly improve their communities. The deadline to submit applications is August 18, 2014.

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) administers the awards. They are given based on community population in six project categories: services and mentorship, beautification and sustainability, parks and recreation, memorials and monuments, history and historic preservation, and general projects.

Award applications may be submitted by a variety of community representatives such as local governments, schools, youth groups, community organizations, chambers of commerce, community action agencies or local job training organizations. For more information on the Governor’s Hometown Awards, including application details, visit All award winners will be recognized at a reception at the Governor’s Mansion this fall.

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