Event aims to get youth interested in service

April 21, 2011 9:52:17 PM PDT
A benefit Thursday night helps to nurture the next generation of civic leaders.

The Mikva Challenge was formed to help low-income Chicago youth become involved in politics.

The challenge is named after former Illinois congressman and judge Abner Mikva.

The benefit inaugurated the challenge's civic leadership awards which honor Abner and Zoe Mikva's legacy of serving the public.