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1989 Illinois State Society Inaugural Gala

1989 Illinois State Society Inaugural Gala

The Illinois State Society of Washington, DC held its first Inaugural Gala and the new Grand Hyatt Hotel on Jan. 19, 1989. Pictured left to right are Congressman and future Secretary of Labor Lynn Martin of Rockford; former society president and State Senator Mark Rhoads of Western Springs; past society President Jeanne Jacob of Mendota; Gov. James R. Thompson; former White House Press Secretary James Brady seated in wheel chair; State Senator David Barkhausen; former Illinois Secretary of State Michael J. Howlett; State Senator Frank Watson; Congressman Dennis Hastert of Yorkville; State Senator Adelaine Jay Geokaris of Waukegan; and Congressman Philip M. Crane of Mount Prospect. James Brady and Michael Howlett each received Outstanding Illinoisan Awards for Public Service at the gala.

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