The “Our Town, Our Heroes” program, sponsored by General Motors, is looking for people “who inspire others and drive positive change” in .
In its second year, the contest held throughout Illinois aims to highlight the accomplishments of those who truly make a difference.
Potential nominees could include teachers, coaches, veterans, parents, friends or anyone else who goes above and beyond to serve others.
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GM is seeking nominations through November. One finalist will be chosen every month based on the most votes received on the Our Town, Our Heroes website.
The winners will receive a one-week car loan of a new GMC, Cadillac, Buick or Chevrolet and $500 in gift cards.
The car will be delivered personally by GM representatives, and friends and supporters are invited to attend a celebration to congratulate the winner.
Individuals who nominate winners also will receive the one-week car loan.
Additional car loans will be given to the second-place winners and their nominators as well.
For complete contest rules and to nominate your local hero, visit www.drivingthemidwest.com.