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Government - Local

Three Fires Council to honor former lawmaker

Tom Cross
Tom Cross

Former State Rep. Tom Cross, R-Oswego, will be presented with the Distinguished Citizen’s Award by Three Fires Council of the Boy Scouts of America on Sept. 15 in West Chicago.

Each year, Three Fires Council recognizes an individual who has unselfishly dedicated themselves to community service, with special interest in the welfare and development of youth. Cross has been selected as this year’s award recipient.

Cross has served as an elected official in the Illinois House of Representatives, 97th Illinois Legislative District, from 1993 to 2014. The 97th includes parts of Kendall, Will and DuPage counties. In 2003, Cross was elected to serve as the House Republican Leader, a position he held until 2014.

He continues to contribute to the community by serving as chairman of the Illinois Board of Higher Education, Chairperson for the State Universities Retirement System and also by serving as executive director for the Institute on Collaboration at Aurora University. 

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