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Photos from the Lithuanian American Hall of Fame inductions in Chicago

The National Lithuanian American Hall of Fame Class of 2017: #USA Senator Dick Durbin, Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture founder Stanley Balzekas, former #Lithuanian President #ValdasAdamkus & entreprenuer #JuozasKazickas, accepted by his daughter #Jurate, at the Lithuanian American Hall of Fame Inductions 2017 gala at the Lithuanian World Center in #Chicago on Saturday Photo by: Rita Ir Antanas Likander-Rasymas

CHICAGO – The National Lithuanian-American Hall of Fame 2017 inductions gala took place on October 14 at the Lithuanian World Center in Chicago, USA.

The Class of 2017 included former Lithuanian President Valdas Adamkus, USA Senator Dick Durbin, Balzekas Lithuanian Museum founder Stanley Balzekas Jr., and entrepreneur, the late Juozas Kazickas, whose daughter Jurate accepted on his behalf.

The event was hosted by Hollywood actress & Hall of Fame inductee (Class of 2013) Ruta Lee.

National Lithuanian American Hall of Fame 2017 inductee, former Lithuanian President Valdas Adamkus signing autographs at the Lithuanian American Hall of Fame Inductions 2017 gala at the Lithuanian World Center in Chicago on Saturday night. Photo by: Rita & Antanas Likander-Rasymas

National Lithuanian American Hall of Fame 2017 inductee, #USA Senator Dick Durbin with hall of fame board member Antanas Rasymas at the Lithuanian American Hall of Fame Inductions 2017 gala at the Lithuanian World Center in Chicago on Saturday night. Photo by: Rita & Antanas Likander-Rasymas

Hollywood actress and Hall of Fame inductee (Class of 2013) Ruta Lee welcoming everyone to the 2017 Lithuanian-American Hall of Fame induction gala at the Lithuanian World Center in Chicago. Photo by Zaneta-Gintas Steponavicius

The posthumous induction in the National Lithuanian American Hall of Fame of entrepeneur Juozas Kazickas, being accepted by his daughter Jurate, presented by Hollywood actress Ruta Lee, during the Lithuanian American Hall of Fame Inductions 2017 gala on Saturday night at the Lithuanian World Center in Chicago. Photo by: Rita & Antanas Likander-Rasymas

The induction in the National Lithuanian American Hall of Fame of Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture founder Stanley Balzekas, presented by Hollywood actress Ruta Lee & Hall of Fame President Jon Platakis, during the Lithuanian American Hall of Fame Inductions 2017 gala on Saturday night at the Lithuanian World Center in Chicago. Photo by: Rita & Antanas Likander-Rasymas

The induction in the National Lithuanian American Hall of Fame of USA Senator Dick Durbin, presented by Hollywood actress Ruta Lee & Hall of Fame President Jon Platakis, during the Lithuanian American Hall of Fame Inductions 2017 gala on Saturday night at the Lithuanian World Center in Chicago. Photo by: Rita & Antanas Likander-Rasymas

The induction in the National Lithuanian American Hall of Fame of former Lithuanian President Valdas Adamkus, presented by Hollywood actress Ruta Lee & Hall of Fame President Jon Platakis, during the Lithuanian American Hall of Fame Inductions 2017 gala on Saturday night at the Lithuanian World Center in Chicago. Photo by: Rita & Antanas Likander-Rasymas

Class of 2017 – Photo by Sandra Scedrina

Class of 2017 (from left:) Senator Dick Durbin, Stanley Balzekas, Jr. President Valdas Adamkus and Juratė Kazickas, who accepted the award for her late father Juozas Kazickas. Photo by: Jonas Kuprys/Draugas News

Photo by: Jonas Kuprys / Draugas News

From left: President Valdas Adamkus, Loretta and Senator Dick Durbin, Alma Adamkus and well-wishers. Photo by: Jonas Kuprys/Draugas News

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