North Central College held its 149th commencement ceremony this weekend, including a record number of graduate and undergraduate students gracing the stage to receive their diplomas, more than 800 in all.
Mayor A. George Pradel addressed this class as his last year as mayor, thanking NCC for giving him an honorary degree last year and its continued partnership with the city.
Also, Congressman Bill Foster gave the graduates some words of wisdom as the keynote speaker. He too received an honor degree this year, a doctor of law degree.
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