From WGIL radio:
The 172nd class to pass through a local college were welcomed to their new stage of life as Knox College celebrated their graduation day. Family and friends of graduates stood and applauded the seniors as Knox College President Roger Taylor officially welcomed the new alumni to a world full of opportunity.
Knox’s commencement speaker was U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois Patrick J. Fitzgerald, most recently known for handing down federal indictment charges against now former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich for allegedly plotting to sell an appointment to the U.S. Senate seat vacated by current President Barack Obama.
Fitzgerald was given an honorary Doctor of Laws degree and told the class of 2009 to go out in the world and work hard at something you enjoy.