October 17th, 2006 15:02 EST
Chicago Crime Commission To Recognize DEA and Area Crime Fighters
WHAT: The Chicago Crime Commission will hold its Stars of Distinction, 2006 Awards Dinner to recognize outstanding individual and organizational contributions in fighting crime. DEA Administrator Karen P. Tandy will accept the Education Award along with Museum for Science and Industry partners responsible for bringing “Target America: Opening Eyes to the Danger Drugs Cause” to Chicago.
“Target America” not only teaches young people about the dangers of using drugs, but it also exposes them to the science and technology behind drugs and drug law enforcement – the effects drugs have on the body, the damage drugs do to the environment, and well as law enforcement technology. Special emphasis is placed on the evolution of drug enforcement technology in Chicago, from an old-time Chicago Police Department “call box” to today’s high-tech POD surveillance cameras that transmit video wirelessly.
Other awards presented include the Corporate Award to the McDonald’s Corporation; the Innovative Community Program Award to Boys II Men Training Academy, the Lifetime Media Award to John “Bulldog” Drummond; and Law Enforcement Awards that will be announced at the dinner. Additionally, awards will be presented to commission members at a reception prior to dinner.
This year’s keynote speaker will be respected jurist, the Honorable Abner J. Mikva. Mikva will present a timely and thought provoking presentation titled The Role of Integrity in Government Service. Tickets for the event are available at www.chicagocrimecommission.org.
Members of the media are invited to attend this newsworthy event as the guest of the Chicago Crime Commission. For more information or to confirm your reservation contact John Pastuovic at (312) 372-0101 EXT. 240.
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
5:30 p.m. Reception (State Ballroom)
6:30 p.m. Dinner & Program (Grand Ballroom)
Palmer House Hilton
17 E. Monroe Street
Note: The exhibit runs through December 3, 2006 at the Museum of Science and Industry. For more information, visit the Museum’s Web site at www.msichicago.org or www.dea.gov.