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Deaf Illinois Awards 2009

April 19, 2009

Deaf Illinois Awards was founded by Raymond Rodgers. The ceremony is bi-annual event. The first one was in 2007. There were 20 categories with over 100 nominations altogether. Food were served by Deaf Chef Matt Krueger. We had several performances/shows and they were NTD (National Theatre of the Deaf), Deaf Elvis performance by Tom Adamo, and some dancers giving various shows. Read below for the winner of each category, be sure to click the winner’s name to go to their website if you want to read more information. Not all of them have the website link. Click the pictures below to enlarge for better view.

Best Elementary School – Illinois School for the Deaf

Best High School – Illinois School for the Deaf

Best After-School Program – Chicago Park District, Deaf & HH program

Best College – Harper College

Best Interpreter Training Program – Harper College

Best Social Services – Schaumburg Township, Disabled Services

Best Health Service – Mt. Sinai Hospital

Best Government Agency/Department – IDHHC (Ilinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission)

Best Membership Organization – WCRAD (Windy City Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf)

Best Interpreting Service – DCI (Deaf Communication by Innovation)

Best Accessibility Provider – ITAC (Illinois Telecommunications Access Corp.)

Most Accessible Business – Apple Store in Chicago

Most Accessible Theatre – Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre

Best Video Relay Service – Sorenson

Best Deaf Event – Deaf Nation Expo

Best Monthly Social Event – WSAD (West Suburban Assoc. of the Deaf)

Best Local Entertainer – Deaf Sabor (Latino Dancers)

Best Politician – President Obama

Best Hearing Advocate – Father Joe Mulcrone

Best Deaf Activist – Howard Rosenblum

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