Governor Pat Quinn, along with Congressman Dan Lipinski and State Rep. Jim Durkin, spoke to students at St. John of the Cross Parish School on Friday morning to congratulate the school on receiving the prestigious Blue Ribbon Award denoting “exemplary high performance” in academics.
Durkin and Lipinski are both Western Springs residents, and Durkin is a SJC parent and parishioner.
"The governor stressed the importance of continuing to achieve well academically," wrote Director of Advancement Jennifer Miller in a press release.
"It was quite an honor to have the three elected officials in the building."
St. John of the Cross was selected to receive the Blue Ribbon last month and will be officially presented with the award at a ceremony in November in Washington D.C.
Media were not allowed at the event and no quotes from the speech were released by St. John's.