5th Annual Newsmakers gala to recognize achievements

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The Defender’s signature event, Newsmakers Awards and Scholarship Gala, will honor 13 people this year who have been exemplary in their craft on Nov. 19 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.

The Defender’s signature event, Newsmakers Awards and Scholarship Gala, will honor 13 people this year who have been exemplary in their craft on Nov. 19 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Honorees are: Frank Clark (ComEd), Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls), Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat), Curtis Granderson Jr. (New York Yankees), Johnny Knox (Chicago Bears), Gov. Pat Quinn, Ald. Carrie Austin, Jim Reynolds Jr. (Loop Capital Management), Maestro Paul Freeman (retired Chicago Sinfonietta), Cheryl Pearson-McNeil (Nielsen Research), Dr. Eric Whitaker (University of Chicago), Robin Robinson (Fox News Chicago) and Larry Rogers Sr. (Power, Rogers & Smith P.C.).

For ticket information call 312-225-2400, ext. 174.

Copyright 2011 Chicago Defender

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