U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) (center) was presented Waterways Council, Inc.'s (WCI) 12th Annual Leadership Service Award for his strong and continued leadership on ports and inland waterways issues, most recently serving as a critical champion to help keep the Mississippi River open to shipping during the drought-inflicted low-water crisis. Also pictured: Mike Toohey, President and CEO, WCI (right) and Paul Taylor, President, Illinois Corn Growers Association (left). Mr. Taylor also presented Senator Durbin with a rock pinnacle removed from the Mississippi River during the recent low-water event. Senator Durbin was presented the Leadership Service Award at WCI’s Washington Seminar on March 19, 2013 in Washington, DC.