CHICAGO (CBS) — Gov. Pat Quinn Saturday bestowed the Order of Lincoln on eight people with ties, past or present, to Illinois. The first to receive it, at a noontime luncheon, was the winningest basketball coach in major college history — Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski.
Krzyzewski used the brief trip to revisit his Ukranian Village roots.
First Coach K drove north to Saint Adelbert’s Cemetery, in Niles, where his parents and brother are buried and he met with his sister-in-law. Then it was back to the former site of Archbishop Weber Catholic High School, from which he graduated in ’65. After that, it was back to his old neighborhood.