Thanks for the Dante tribute
BY STELLA FOSTER email@example.com May 30, 2012 10:54PM
2012 Billboard Music Awards - Arrivals
Updated: July 6, 2012 9:39AM
I ’M BACK FROM a one-week vacation and still on cloud nine over receiving the prestigious Dante media award from the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans at their sold-out luncheon May 17 at the beautiful Galleria Marchetti.
The house was packed with so many wonderful people, including my family, friends, colleagues, top politicians, many on-air media greats, judges, lawyers, corporate, business, civic and community leaders and educators. I love and appreciate that over 400 people took time out of their busy lives to help me celebrate. So many people came that I decided not to name names because I know there will be folks left out and I don’t want anyone to feel that they were less important.
The Dante award is given to a person in the media not afraid to tell the truth or “tell it like it is!” Many of the past awardees graced the dais and I referred to them as “the past Dantelicious honorees.”
Various proclamations and resolutions were issued in my honor from the mayor, the governor, the Illinois Senate, House of Representatives, the City Council, the Cook County Board, Clerk of the Circuit Court, the state comptroller and state treasurer.
A BIG THANK YOU to all and a special shout-out to my cool newspaper, the Sun-Times.
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