Chicagoans of the Year

Each year, for 12 years now, Chicago has honored a handful of local people whose dedication and hard work have made the city a better place to live. Needless to say, we have never honored a World Series winner before. But for 2005, we have selected six outstanding individuals—a musician, a nurse, two scholars, a community activist, and a saver of soles—as well as a team, the heroic Chicago White Sox. At a January luncheon at the Four Seasons sponsored in part by LaSalle Bank, Chicago will celebrate the achievements of these remarkable people, champions all.

Halie Amey

Angel Melendez

James R. Grossman and Ann Durkin Keating

Ramona Purdy

Carrie Wicks

Chicago White Sox