The Chicago Tribune's Heidi Keibler Stevens tells a beautiful story about how Hecky Powell saved Thanksgiving for four Northwestern University roommates in the late 1990s.
"There are thousands of Hecky Powell stories. In addition to his 37 years at the helm of Hecky's Barbecue on Green Bay Road, he founded the Forrest E. Powell Foundation (named after his dad) to train and educate young people. He was the president of the Evanston/North Shore Branch NAACP, the past president of the Evanston/Skokie School District 65 school board and, more recently, the smiling face (you can see the smile in his eyes) behind Evanston’s mask campaign, which shows him in a cloth face covering under the words, 'No Mask, No Sauce.'”
Read Heidi's story here.