SPRINGFIELD, IL (KFVS) - Illinois Governor Pat Quinn marked National Volunteer Week on Saturday by encouraging communities to submit entries for the 31st Annual Governor's Hometown Awards.
According to the governor's office, it's a program that recognizes volunteer efforts to improve Illinois communities.
The application deadline is July 15, and communities of any size may submit nominations.
"Local volunteers and organizations are improving communities across Illinois and enhancing the quality of life for everyday people," Governor Quinn said. "The Hometown Awards recognize people who are helping us build a better Illinois for current and future generations."