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Illinois Volunteers Honored at Governor's Mansion
Illinois volunteers were honored for their work at the executive mansion this afternoon.
The Serve Illinois Commission hosted the annual Governor's Volunteer Service Awards. Gov. Pat Quinn recognized 23 residents and four businesses for making a difference in the state. He also stressed the importance of volunteerism and community service.
We caught up with some of the people who were honored today, and asked them what it means to them to give back.
"I fell like I'm doing it more for the veterans than myself, because they deserve it," Rebecca Wiggins of Decatur said. "So it feels amazing to know that you're actually helping people."
"I've learned that I can do things that I never dreamed I can do," Alex Cole of Jacksonville said. "I've enjoyed it."
The Serve Illinois Commission is designed to improve communities by enhancing volunteer activities and supporting national service programs. Click here for more information about the commission.