GURNEE, Ill. – State Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, is encouraging community members to nominate older residents for the Senior Illinoisans Hall of Fame.

“In the midst of such a difficult moment for many seniors, there’s no better time to nominate them for the Senior Illinoisans Hall of Fame,” Mason said. “Seniors contribute so much to our communities, and they deserve to be celebrated for their good deeds and hard work.”

The Senior Illinoisans Hall of Fame was created by the General Assembly in 1994 to honor the accomplishments of residents who are 65 or older. Once a year, four Illinois seniors are inducted into the hall of fame for their work in community service, education, arts or the labor force. Nominations for 2020 inductees must be submitted by Aug. 31. For more information or to submit a nomination, please visit

“The Senior Illinoisans Hall of Fame is a great opportunity to give an older adult some well-deserved recognition for their achievements,” Mason said. “Most of us have a senior in our life who has a history of helping those around them or being a good neighbor. I encourage everyone to reach out to that person and nominate them for this program. It’s a wonderful way to show you care.”

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