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Posted on: May 29, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Mayor Przybylo Named Municipal Leader of theYear-Chief Strzelecki Named Cook County Chief of theYear

Mayor Przybylo and Chief Strzelecki receive prestigious honors

Niles, Ill. (May 28) – Niles’s Mayor Andew Przybylo and Chief of Police Dean Strzelecki are being honored at the 18th Annual Salute to Those Who Make a Difference Award Dinner on June 18 in Oakbrook Terrace, IL. Mayor Przybylo has been selected by the Board Members of the Illinois State Crime Commission as Municipal Leader of the Year. The Board’s selection was based on high achievement and service to the community. Mayor Przybylo stood out because of his many awards and his memberships in professional and civic organizations, and his desire to create a structure within the village government that would allow for more accountability and responsibility.
Chief Strzelecki is being honored as Cook County Police Chief of the Year due to his many awards and memberships, which the Board found were evidence of his commitment to our children and to the Niles community.
The Illinois State Crime Commission/Police Athletic League of Illinois is a non-profit guided youth organization, with a mission to reduce juvenile delinquency and promote positive interaction between law enforcement and communities, relying heavily on athletics and recreational activities to tighten this bond. Since 1996, the Illinois State Crime Commission has recognized annually those legislators, businessmen and women, educators, political and civic leaders, professionals in medicine, and law, etc. with an award of excellence at the Salute To Those Who Make A Difference Award Dinner. Each year the Commission recognizes those who are changing the lives of our future generations by honoring outstanding individuals. The 2014 Award Dinner has a total of 25 honorees.

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