Sun-Times' Stella Foster Brings out Record Crowd for her Dante Award Honor

Chicago Sun Times columnist Stella Foster was honored by the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans with the coveted Dante Award at Galleria Marchetti on May 17th.  There were so many in attendance that the valet parkers had to close up shop for lack of space!  Every year, the Human Relations Committee presents the Dante Award to a member of the local news media who fulfills Italian philosopher Dante Alighieri’s call to be “no timid friend to truth.”  And we sure know our Stella is NOT afraid of the truth!  I love her column (who doesn’t?) with her tagline “Yeah, I said it”!

Past recipients include her old boss/mentor Irv Kupcinet, Walter Jacobson, John Madigan, Hugh Hill, Dick Kay, Joan Esposito, Emily Barr, Larry Wert, Joe Ahern, Merri Dee, Dominic Mancuso, Frank Mathie, Vince Gerasole, Janet Davies, George Caputo, Mark Giangreco, Allison Rosati and Ron Magers.

JCCIA’s illustrious members include Dominic DiFrisco (President Emeritus), Antonio Romanucci (President) and Jo Ann Serpico (Executive Director).

Stella’s column has been appearing in the Sun-Times since 2003 every Tuesday and Thursday.  We just love her!  Congrats on this much deserved honor Stella!  (Great pics by Steve Starr)

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