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Nominations Open for Senior Illinoisans Hall of Fame

The Illinois Department on Aging is seeking nominations for the 2024 induction class of the Senior Illinoisans Hall of Fame, which honors the accomplishments of Illinois residents aged 65 and older.


Each year, four older adults are inducted into the Hall of Fame for their work in the arts, sports, and entertainment; community service; education; or the labor force.


To be eligible for nomination to the Hall of Fame, nominees must be Aged 65 or older at the time of nomination and a current Illinois resident or a previous resident of Illinois for most of their life.Posthumous nominations are also accepted. To be eligible, the nominee must have been 65 or older and living in Illinois at the time of death. 


Nominations for the Hall of Fame are accepted year-round. To guarantee consideration for the 2024 induction class, nominations must be submitted no later than June 1, 2024. Nominations submitted after June 1 will be considered for the following year’s induction class.


Nominators of new Hall of Fame inductees are expected to participate in an award ceremony honoring their nominees and highlighting their accomplishments.  


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