CHICAGO (WLS) -- Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the Mayor's Medal of Honor Tuesday.
The new Mayoral award will honor individuals and organizations who have made extraordinary contributions to Chicago's residents throughout 2020 and particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, Lightfoot's office said Tuesday.
The Mayor's Medal of Honor will be an annual award presented by the mayor to honorees who have demonstrated a passionate commitment to public service, to uplifting residents of Chicago's 77 neighborhoods and to bettering the lives of all who live in the city, the mayor's office said.
A special ceremony honoring the individuals, organizations and collaboratives will be live streamed on April 20.
"The Mayor, along with the entire City of Chicago is deeply honored and humbled to have such selfless, talented, and civic minded partners, and looks forward to the continuance of their outstanding work for years to come," Lightfoot's office said.
This year's awardees are: