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2012 Dinner Dance lab

-AO9jLN_HaWzvd4uEE7mwe3EomAy9xjCdpWtLYqDP8AThe Italian American Labor Council of Greater Chicago will honor one of the state’s top labor leaders as Man of the Year at its October dinner dance.

The event will take place on Oct. 12 at Alta Villa Banquets in Addison. For details, call 312-485-3100, e-mail ialc2009@aol.com or visit www.chicagoialc.com.

Michael T. Carrigan was elected President of the Illinois AFL-CIO on Feb. 28, 2007, by unanimous decision of the State Federation Executive Board, to serve out the remainder of the unexpired term of retired president Margaret Blackshere. In October of 2008, he was elected to serve a four-year term as president at the Illinois AFL-CIO Constitutional Convention in Chicago.

Carrigan served as secretary-treasurer of the Illinois AFL-CIO for seven years prior to becoming president. Before that he served as business manager/financial secretary for IBEW Local 146 in Decatur from 1992 to 2000. He was a journeyman wireman in Decatur from 1978 to 1990 before becoming assistant business manager of the local.

Carrigan graduated from MacMurray College (Jacksonville) in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He was elected to the Decatur City Council in 1995 and served nearly four terms on the council before being appointed mayor of Decatur in July of 2008 to serve out the remaining term (ending in April 2009) of the retiring mayor.

At the national level, Carrigan serves on the national AFL-CIO State Federation and Central Labor Council Advisory.

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