9/11 Painting Donated to Mundelein Fire Department

  • State Senator Adriane Johnson, artist Shawn Killackey and Mundelein Fire Chief Bill Lark at the 9/11 display in the lobby at the Mundelein Fire Station on Midlothian Rd.Shawn Killackey

    State Senator Adriane Johnson, artist Shawn Killackey and Mundelein Fire Chief Bill Lark at the 9/11 display in the lobby at the Mundelein Fire Station on Midlothian Rd.Shawn Killackey

 
 
Updated 12/10/2021 10:13 AM

For the 20th anniversary of the attacks of 9/11, local artist Shawn Killackey made a painting and auctioned it off at his artist booth in the Mundelein Arts Festival this past September. He then donated the money earned on that painting to be split between the Mundelein Fire & Police Departments.

"I wanted to be able to use my artwork to help out in our community," said Killackey.

 

The person with the winning bid on the painting was Senator Adriane Johnson and she decided to donate it to the Mundelein Fire Station on Midlothian Road to have it added to their 9/11 memorial in the lobby area.

On November 2nd, both the Senator and Killackey presented the painting to Fire Chief Bill Lark at the fire station.

"To recognize the 20 years passed since the attacks on our country on 9/11, I'm humbled to be with you today to present this painting to Chief Lark and the Mundelein Fire Department," commented Senator Johnson. "As an addition to the station's memorial, I hope this painting serves as a reminder to the personal sacrifices of the individuals who serve and protect our communities every day."

Killackey signed the back of the painting before giving it to the Chief to be hung. Killackey added, "I am very honored to have one of my pieces of art on display at the fire station. Thank you Senator Johnson for donating it."

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