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Every year, Congressman Dan Lipinski receives nominations for his Senior of the Year awards. It recognizes senior citizens who are engaged in volunteerism and service within their communities. To be eligible, a senior must be nominated by the leader of an organization or an official from their community. Only a select few are chosen to receive this honor and this year, Romeoville’s Jerry Capps was among them.
“Jerry has been involved in Romeoville for a long time,” explained Mayor John Noak, who nominated Capps for the award. “We are very proud of him and grateful for his continued service to our village.”
Capps is involved in the Romeoville Area Historical Society, the Downtown Redevelopment Commission, and last year retired from a long run of coaching basketball at the rec center for high schoolers. Additionally, he is the vice president of the Romeoville Food Pantry, the past president of Friends of the Library, and the secretary of the Mosquito Abatement program.