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Valerie Jarrett was honored for helping to break barriers by the group Access Living. (WLS)

Valerie Jarrett was honored for helping to break barriers by the group Access Living.

Access Living presented former Jarrett, a former White House staffer, with its Lead On Award.

The award recognizes people who support the independence of people with disabilities.

ABC7 Eyewitness News' Rob Elgas emceed Monday night's event.

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