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McConnaughay applauds the outstanding community service of Richard Williams

This week, Senator Karen McConnaughay highlighted the philanthropic efforts of Richard Williams, who was recently presented with the Kane County Bar Association’s Community Service Award. The Community Service Award is given annually by the Kane County Bar Association to a member who demonstrated a broad-based involvement in the community, and who is an active member of the legal profession.

“Mr. Williams has demonstrated through his years of service in both the community he lives, and in his professional career, that he is extremely worthy of this acknowledgement,” said McConnaughay. “I not only want to congratulate him on this achievement, but thank him for the many ways he is making Kane County a better place.”

Kane County Bar Association’s Community Service Award nominees must demonstrate a commitment to working toward a better government and fostering civic improvements. Additionally, the ideal candidate would have an impeccable character, a strong sense of family and are held in high regard by the peers.

Williams’ law partner, Alice Sackett, nominated him for the award, in recognition of his service to the Bar Association and his community. Williams, a former special-education teacher prior to embarking on his legal career, serves on dozens of boards, including as co-chair for Prairie State Legal Services Fundraising Campaign.

He also works on and chairs committees for the Kane County Bar Association, the DeKalb County Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association.


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