Civic leaders and community supporters turned out on Sept. 20 to shine a light on the Loop and its vibrant arts and culture scene. The annual fundraiser, this year held at Hilton Chicago, featured dancing, drinks, interactive dessert stations, and live music by Hey Jimmy. The Illumination Award Honoree was Dean Lane, area general manager for the Palmer House and Hiltons of Chicago, who was acknowledged for his efforts to serve the city’s hospitality and tourism community. Gala cochairs were Colleen Spector of Southwest Airlines and John Wells of Hilton Chicago. More than $256,000 was raised to support public art projects and events in the Loop, including ACTIVATE, the Gateway, winter activations in the Pedway, and more.