Quinn to present Hillary Clinton with state honor

Quinn to present Hillary Clinton with state honor

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LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 10: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers remarks at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries conference on April 10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Clinton is continuing on a speaking tour this week with the stop at the recycling industry trade conference. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on May 3, 2014 at 10:26 AM

Updated Saturday, May 3 at 10:26 AM

CHICAGO (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn will present Hillary Rodham Clinton with an Order of Lincoln medallion, the state’s highest honor.

Clinton, who was born in Chicago and grew up in the northwest suburb of Park Ridge, is one of several people receiving the award Saturday. Others include Duke University basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, a Chicago native.

The awards are given out each year to those who have “brought honor to their state with their achievements.”

In a statement released before the evening ceremony in Chicago, Quinn said that Clinton “has personified the best of Illinois and the United States” through her decades of service as first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state.

In particular, he mentioned her work championing human rights, democracy, civil society and opportunity for women.

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