Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Wojcicki's book honored by the Illinois State Historical Society

Ed Wojcicki, associate chancellor for constituent relations at the University of Illinois Springfield, was recently honored by the Illinois State Historical Society (ISHS). On April 27, Wojcicki was presented with a 2011 "Superior Achievement Award" for the political memoirs he co-authored with former Illinois senate president Philip J. Rock.

The biography, Nobody Calls Just to Say Hello: Reflections on Twenty-Two Years in the Illinois Senate, was released in November and published by Southern Illinois University Press. It draws on dozens of interviews conducted by Wojcicki to present Rock’s story in his own words. It takes readers through his legislative successes, bipartisan efforts, and political defeats, giving a rare insider's perspective on Illinois politics over the last three decades of the twentieth century.

“These awards acknowledge the highest individual and institutional achievement in historic preservation, history publications, and public education through exhibitions and programming,” said ISHS Executive Director William Furry. “We extend a hearty ‘congratulations’ to all our award recipients.”

The ISHS presented more than 30 awards in several categories during the 2012 Annual Awards program held at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in East Peoria.

Read more about Wojcicki’s book

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