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Honoring Those Who Make A Difference

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We're looking for Illinoisans over the age of 50 who are making a positive impact in their communities!
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Individuals ages 50 and older make tremendous contributions to improve our communities. Their life and professional experiences shape and inform their ability to disrupt, innovate, and create. They truly are champions and trailblazers, and their efforts and groundbreaking contributions need to be recognized.

That’s why AARP Illinois and Crain’s Chicago Business have joined together to launch 50@50+ Illinois – a recognition of Illinoisans over the age of 50 who are making a positive impact in their communities. They don’t adhere to the belief that you have to be under forty, thirty, or twenty to blaze a trail or shake things up. They’re living life on their own terms and improving the lives of others all at the same time.

Nominations are now closed. A seven-member selection committee comprised of AARP Illinois staff and volunteers will select ten honorees in each of the following five categories: Nonprofit, Arts & Culture, Business, Community Building, and Disruption. Honorees will be announced in the fall through a special section in Crain’s Chicago Business and recognized at an event.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Legal residents of Illinois, 50 years and older. Ends 7/31/2017. See the 50@50+IllinoisRules for complete eligibility requirements, odds, and prize descriptions. Void where prohibited. Sponsor: AARP.

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