seniors active 011322CHAMPAIGN – To highlight older adults who have contributed to their communities through service, education, the workforce or the arts, State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) is asking residents to submit their nominations to the Senior Illinoisan Hall of Fame.

“The members of the Senior Illinoisan Hall of Fame stand as an example to each of us,” Bennett said. “Let’s take this opportunity to acknowledge an older family member, friend or neighbor who goes out of their way to make our neighborhoods a better place by nominating them to the hall of fame.”

The Senior Illinoisan Hall of Fame celebrates outstanding accomplishments in community service, education, the labor force and the arts. Each year, four candidates — one from each category — are inducted.

Eligibility is based on an individual’s past and present accomplishments, and the candidate must be a current Illinois citizen or a former citizen for most of their life. Posthumous nominees are also considered.

Nominations for 2022 inductees must be submitted by June 1. For more information or to submit a nomination, visit