The Chicago Illini of the Year Award, cosponsored by the University of Illinois Alumni Association (UIAA) and the Chicago Illini Club, was created in 1997 to recognize the accomplishments of Chicago-area graduates of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Up to three distinguished alumni who live and work in Chicago, or a Chicago suburb, are honored each year.
G. Thomas Castino '60 ENG
Retired President & CEO
Mary Frances Fagan '76 MEDIA, MA '83 Public Affairs/UIS
Director, Corporate Communications
Howard M. Katz '82 ACES
Senior Executive Vice President
Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises