Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has long been an advocate for Chicago youth education, and on June 27, she was awarded for her efforts. More than 200 guests joined Preckwinkle at the second annual Chicago Debate Commission’s Make Room for Debate luncheon at the University Club of Chicago (76 E. Monroe), where Preckwinkle accepted the Champion of Debate Award and presided over a heated debate between four top students from the commission’s debate league. Proceeds from the luncheon benefited the league, which partners with the Chicago Public Schools to serve more than 1,300 students annually.
The Sun-Times was the media sponsor of this event. The Sun-Times Foundation and the Chicago Community Trust will match every dollar donated to the Chicago Debate Commission and Debate League, up to a total of $5,000. Up to $1,000 can be matched per individual donation.
Story by Katerina Bizios | Photos by Howard Wine