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Axelrod draws media coverage

Commencement speaker David Axelrod, political strategist and former advisor to President Barack Obama, delivered a media-worthy address at Ravinia Festival Park on May 7.

A reporter and photographer from 22nd Century Media were among the thousands in the pavilion at Ravinia. Here is an excerpt from their coverage:

Axelrod encourages Class of 2016 to take chances

By Hilary Anderson | Staff Writer

Pursue your passion, chase your dreams and seek the things that fulfill your heart and soul — not just your bank account.

Those were among the words of wisdom that David Axelrod, political strategist and former senior advisor to President Barack Obama, gave in his address to the more than 400 members of Lake Forest College’s Class of 2016 at its 138th commencement Saturday, May 7, at Ravinia Festival.

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