Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas celebrates Black History Month by recognizing religious and business leaders
WHO:  Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas
WHAT:  A celebration of Black History Month
WHEN:  Monday, February 27, 2023 at 3 p.m.
WHERE:  Cook County Treasurer’s Office, 118 N. Clark St., Room 112, Chicago, Illinois
WHY: Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas will celebrate Black History Month by recognizing more than 20 prominent religious leaders, activists and entrepreneurs with Certificates of Excellence.

HONOREES IN ATTENDANCE: Religious Leaders: Rev. Ira Acree, Greater St. John Bible Church; Pastor Reginald Bachus, Friendship Baptist Church; Pastor Maze Coburn Jr., Victory and Grace Christian Church; Bishop Shirley A. Coleman, Spiritual Holistic Ministries of Love and Faith; Pastor Michael Eaddy, People’s Church of the Harvest; Pastor Leroy Elliott, New Greater Saint John Church; Pastor Cy Fields, New Landmark Baptist Church; Pastor Mack McCollum, New Home Baptist Church; Pastor Leslie Sanders, Hope Presbyterian Church of Chicago; Pastor Darnell Taylor, Pleasant Ridge M.B. Church; Pastor Jasper Taylor, Broadview M.B. Church; Pastor Walter Turner, New Spiritual Light M.B. Church; Pastor Marvin Wiley, Rock of Ages Baptist Church; Business Leaders: Mac Alexander, Owner, MacArthur’s Restaurant; Edward Calahan, Owner, Calahan Funeral Home; Larry Huggins, Owner, Riteway Huggins Construction; Karry L. Young, Owner, Karry L. Young Construction; Black Men United: Pastor John Harrell, President; Terry Young, Activist; Johnny Jackson, Activist; Anthony Prince, Activist; Others: Family of the late Activist Nancy B. Jefferson; Andre Harvey, Mayor of Bellwood.