Democratic awards ceremony Thursday in DeKalb
DeKALB – Three DeKalb County Democrats will be honored during the annual Paul Simon Awards dinner Thursday night at Hopkins Park.
Tickets are still available for the annual gala, named after the former congressman, which will go from 6 to 9:30 p.m. in the Hopkins Park Terrace Room at 1403 Sycamore Road.
Former DeKalb County State’s Attorney Richard Schmack will be honored with the Jordan Gallagher Award for service as an elected official. Jesus Romero, Taxco Restaurant owner and founder of the annual Cinco de Mayo event in Sycamore, will receive the Service to the Community Award. Pat Conboy, a longtime fixture in Sycamore and former city council member, will receive the Dubin Award for distinguished service to the Democratic Party.
Tickets will be $60 at the door. Call the county party’s chairman, Jim Luebke, at 815-757-3823 for more information.