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2013 Don't Be Sorry Youth Art Contest Judging Panel

The new "YOUR ACTIONS MATTER!" campaign design was selected from entries submitted by youth from throughout the state. Below is the judging panel—featuring key stakeholders in the prevention field, at the local level, and in the liquor industry—which reviewed the teen artwork submissions and selected the winner:

  • Hillary Aggertt, Woodford County Health Department
  • Marti Belluschi, Traffic Safety Consultant (AAIM Vice-President)
  • Dawn Conerton, CPASA (Bureau County)
  • Laurie Crain, School District 200 (McHenry County)
  • Mark English, Naperville Police Department
  • Christopher Greenwood, City of Rockford
  • Ryan Gulli, Midlothian Police Department
  • Nichole Leon, Wine and Spirits Distributors of Illinois
  • Connie Martorano, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restuarants
  • Greg Morelli, Max’s Café of Highland Park
  • Dina Navas, Tinley Park Police Department
  • Alba Sanchez, Healthcare Alternative Systems (Chicago)
  • Carol Shirley, Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois
  • Denese Thulin, Illinois Licensed Beverage Association
  • Angela Tureskis, Illinois Petroleum Marketers Association
  • Diane Wagner, MillerCoors
  • Sarah Wright, Prevention First (Illinois SADD)

“The judging panel played a crucial role in ensuring we stayed on track as well as remained true to our purpose of promoting a positive campaign message,” says ILCC Education Manager Ted Penesis, who organized the YOUR ACTIONS MATTER! program. “The ILCC thanks the panel for their hard work, input, and dedication to the task at hand.”




Statewide YOUR ACTIONS MATTER! partners

As they have done in past Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) educational activities, a wide-ranging partnership of statewide organizations signed on to the "YOUR ACTIONS MATTER!" effort:

  • Operation Snowball (state and local chapters);
  • Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois (ABDI);
  • Wine & Spirits Distributors of Illinois (WSDI);
  • Illinois Retail Merchants Association (IRMA);
  • Illinois Restaurant Association;
  • Illinois Petroleum Marketers Association (IPMA);
  • Illinois Licensed Beverage Association (ILBA);
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD);
  • Illinois Municipal League;
  • Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists (AAIM);
  • Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD);
  • Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police;
  • Illinois Sheriffs' Association;
  • Illinois Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Association;
  • Illinois Food Retailers Association;
  • Illinois Drug Education Alliance (IDEA);
  • Illinois Association of Convenience Stores (IACS);
  • Prevention First, Inc;
  • Community Behavioral Healthcare Association of IL (CBHA)
  • Illinois Craft Distillers Association (ICDA);

“As with our past educational efforts, the Liquor Commission is committed to bringing all stakeholders to the table,” says ILCC Education Manager Ted Penesis. “By working together as a team in the YOUR ACTIONS MATTER! campaign, we are much more effective at spreading the prevention message.”




Local YOUR ACTIONS MATTER! partners

Below is a sampling of the municipalities or counties where area-wide youth YOUR ACTIONS MATTER! activities will be conducted by community partners throughout the state this spring (alphabetical listing by local area as of April 15, 2013):

Algonquin
Alton
Aurora
Beardstown
Bradley
Buffalo Grove
Bureau County
Byron
Cass County
Chicago
Christian County
Clark County
Decatur
Diamond
Dolton
Edgar County
Eureka
Fairbury
Grayslake
Grundy County
Gurnee
Knox County
Lake Forest
Lake Zurich
McHenry County

Midlothian
Morris
Morton Grove
Mt. Carroll
Mundelein
Naperville
Petersburg
Princeton
Putnam County
Quincy
Richton Park
Riverside
Rockford
Springfield
St. Charles
Virginia
Westmont
West Peoria
Wheeling
Will County
Willow Springs
Wilmington
Woodridge
Woodstock
Zion

Please visit www.YourActionsMatter.org/Instructions.htm for more information about organizing a YOUR ACTIONS MATTER! youth activity in your community.

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