Mellody Hobson

Dick Butkus, YouTube co-founder among Lincoln Award honorees

A former Chicago Bear, a 16-year-old musician and a co-founder of YouTube are among this year's recipients of Illinois' Order of Lincoln Award.

Gov. Bruce Rauner announced the list of eight winners earlier this month. The award is considered the state's highest honor for professional achievement and public service. The awards will be presented May 5 at an event in Rockford.

This year's honorees include former Chicago Bear Dick Butkus, YouTube chief technology officer Steven Chen and Ariel Investments President Mellody Hobson. Young musician Emily Bear of Rockford is on the list along with Loyola University Chancellor the Rev. Michael Garanzini and Purina Mills CEO Edward...