The Transformers

Our Chicagoans of the Year for 2007 are a champion of the disabled, an African American publisher, a world-renowned chef, a mother who turned loss into hope, a lifesaving animal lover, a kid helping other kids, and a longtime advocate of tolerance and diversity.

Click on the individuals to read their profiles.


 

Each year since 1994, Chicago has honored a handful of people whose actions have changed life in the region for the better. This year we honor a champion of the disabled, an African American publisher, a world-renowned chef, a mother who turned loss into hope, a lifesaving animal lover, a kid helping other kids, and a longtime advocate of tolerance and diversity. At a January luncheon at the Four Seasons, Chicago will celebrate the achievements of these seven remarkable individuals and reward them each with a $1,000 donation from the Chicago Tribune Foundation for the charity of their choice.

PLUS: Watch CLTV video profiles of the honorees

CHARLIE TROTTER | KENDALL CIESEMIER | MODESTO “TICO” VALLE
KATHLEEN CASEY | MARCA BRISTO | HAKI MADHUBUTI | PAULA FASSEAS

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6 years ago
Posted by move6969

I've really enjoyed reading the people that were selected to be the Chicagoans of the Year by your magazine. Truly inspiring people who have made such a difference in this world in some cases with little money but all with loads of passion to their worthy cause. I know a person who should be nominated. Can I nominate that person or do I need to rally the troops for each of us to send in the nomination? Please let me know more of the nomination process. Thanks.

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