City Lights: Chicagoans of the Year 2006

Introducing our Chicagoans of the Year for 2006: a miraculous MD, two dancers fighting AIDS, a Pilsen powerhouse, a tuneful trooper, a night minister, a seeker of African American histories, and two men who use food to introduce kids to the common threads in the world’s cultures



Each year since 1994, Chicago has celebrated the achievements of a small group of people who have brightened our city through vision and perseverance. This y ear we honor nine dazzling men and women: a melodious Vietnam vet; two life-affirming dancers; a bioengineering MD; an artist and a chef taking kids on a culinary world tour; a Lake View minister; a chronicler of African American histories; and a Pilsen powerhouse. At a January luncheon at the Four Seasons, Chicago will salute these local luminaries, a lustrous bunch with enough inspiration to spark us all.

Rev. Thomas J. Behrens >>
Keith Elliott and Harriet Ross >>
Dr. Todd Kuiken >>
Maria Pesqueira >>
Julieanna Richardson >>
Art Smith and Jesus Salgueiro >>
Kimo Williams >>


Photography: Katrina Wittkamp

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