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  • organization
  • The Lincoln Academy of Illinois is a not-for-profit and non-partisan organization dedicated to recognizing contributions made by living Illinoisans. (wikipedia.org)
  • The organization also gives an annual Student Laureate award to one student from each four-year degree-granting institution of higher learning in Illinois, as well as one student from the state's community colleges. (wikipedia.org)
  • After visiting the Illinois exhibit at the 1964 World's Fair, theater producer Michael Butler was inspired to start an organization to honor distinguished Illinoisans. (wikipedia.org)
  • Butler, who was then head of the state's Organization for Economic Development, submitted a proposal to this effect to Governor Otto Kerner, Jr.. The Governor accepted the proposal and named Butler the first Chancellor of The Lincoln Academy of Illinois on December 2, 1964. (wikipedia.org)
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  • The Academic Trustees are the chief executive officers of all degree-granting institutions of higher learning in the State of Illinois, plus the presidents of multi-campus four year institutions and a representative of the Illinois Community College Board. (wikipedia.org)
  • Website
  • Per Damon T. Arnold, M.D., M.P.H Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, "The Smoke-free Illinois Website is designed to provide a variety of informational resources. (wikipedia.org)
  • Governor
  • Each year several people (known as Lincoln Laureates) are presented the award at a ceremony presided over by the Academy President, the Governor of Illinois. (wikipedia.org)
  • The award is presented at a formal public ceremony presided over by the President of the Academy (who is also the Governor of Illinois). (wikipedia.org)
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  • page needed] Enforcement The Illinois Department of Public Health, local public health departments, and local law enforcement agencies are required to enforce the act. (wikipedia.org)