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Posted on: April 20, 2020

State Representative Brad Stephens Launches “Highlight a Hero” Program”

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The Covid-19 pandemic has created a difficult and trying time for our country and our community. But every day, our residents — healthcare professionals, first responders, child care workers, teachers, small business owners, and volunteers just to name a few — are stepping up to the challenge and making a positive impact.

“It is important to acknowledge the amazing work that so many people are doing to make other people’s lives a bit easier during this pandemic,” said Representative Stephens. “From a dedicated first responder to the neighbor preparing food for a family in need, all acts of kindness offer a notable impact and I’m proud to recognize the heroes behind them.”

We want to hear your stories. Help us recognize those going above and beyond. Help inspire others.

To participate, create a Facebook post on your personal timeline highlighting your hero, tagging @BradStephensForStateRep and the hashtag #HighlightAHero2020. Then fill out the submission form on our website.

Every Friday beginning April 24, ten heroes from the district will be selected by an outside committee and each awarded a $100 gift card to a 20th District restaurant. Those who nominate a winning hero will also receive a $50 gift card. Participating restaurants include The Blossom Cafe (Norridge), Chick-fil-A (Norridge), Firewater Saloon (Edison Park), Frannie’s Beef & Catering (Schiller Park), The Great Escape (Schiller Park), Moretti’s Ristorante & Pizzeria (Edison Park & Rosemont), Portillo’s (Harwood Heights & Norridge), and Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers (Harwood Heights), among others.

During this time of crisis we are coming together, and we want to highlight the good in our community. If you witness an act of heroism, no matter how big or how small, let us know!

Full rules can be found here.

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