Congratulations to Jackie Welch, Southern Illinois University (right), on receiving the Illinois Cooperative Council "Friend of Cooperatives" award! Presenting Jackie with her eagle is Beth Bolger, ICC president.

Congratulations to Jim Craft, retired Executive Director of the Illinois FFA, on receiving the Illinois Cooperative Council "Friend of Cooperatives" award! Presenting Jim with his eagle is Karen Jones, ICC board member.

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