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The Civic Federation 2008 Awards Luncheon

Honoring John W. Rowe and BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois

Thursday, June 5, 2008 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Hyatt Regency Chicago Chicago, IL

The 2008 Civic Federation Awards Luncheon recognized the outstanding civic leadership of John W. Rowe, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Exelon Corporation, with the Lyman J. Gage Award. BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois received the Addams-Palmer Award for Exemplary Civic Involvement. Chief Executive Officer Raymond F. McCaskey accepted the award on behalf of his company. Over 500 of Chicago's business, civic, and government leaders joined event Co-Chairmen Lester Crown, W. James Farrell, Andrew J. McKenna, and Richard L. Thomas in honoring Mr. Rowe and BlueCross. Read more about Civic Federation Awards.

(L to R) Andrew J. McKenna, Raymond F. McCaskey, John W. Rowe, Barbara Stewart, Richard L. Thomas, Lester Crown, and Laurence Msall

John W. Rowe addresses the luncheon attendees

Luncheon Co-Chairman Richard L. Thomas (right) presents the Lyman J. Gage Award to John W. Rowe

BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois CEO Raymond F. McCaskey accepts the Addams-Palmer Award on behalf of his company

Luncheon Co-Chairman Andrew McKenna (left) presents the Addams-Palmer Award to BlueCross BlueShield's Raymond F. McCaskey

Salutation speaker Judge Virginia M. Kendall and Luncheon Co-Chairman Lester Crown chat during the luncheon

Civic Federation Chairman Barbara Stewart speaks about the Federation's achievements over the past year

(L to R) Former Cook County Board President Richard Phelan, Illinois State Representative Julie Hamos, Cook County Assessor James Houlihan, Illinois State Senator Don Harmon, and Barbara Phelan

(L to R) Civic Federation President Laurence Msall talks with Cook County Commissioner Jerry Butler and Former Chicago Alderman Terry Peterson

(L to R) Ian Wagreich, Paul Newman, and Civic Federation Board members Donovan Pepper of Walgreens and Monica Mueller of Motorola at the luncheon reception