Tobolski Awarded Police Athletic League Ezzard Charles Award

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Cook County Commissioner Jeff Tobolski (D-McCook) was awarded the PAL (Police Athletic League) Ezzard Charles Award by the Illinois State Crime Commission. Hundreds attended the Illinois State Crime Commission/ Police Athletic League of Illinois’ Annual “Salute to Those Who Make a Difference” Awards Dinner.

Commissioner Tobolski was presented the award for his efforts at fighting crime on the Cook County Board, including his strict stance on instituting an assault weapons ban. Tobolski is also the Mayor of McCook where he oversees a police department that includes18 sworn officers and five dispatchers. McCook has had one of the lowest crime rates in the Chicagoland suburbs for over 20 years.

“I am honored to receive the PAL Ezzard Charles Award. As the son of a police chief this is deeply touching. There are few things that are as important to me as public safety and remembering the heroes who put their lives on the line for us,” said Tobolski.

(Pictured left to right: Jerry Elsner (Executive Director of the Illinois State Crime Commission), Jeffrey Tobolski (Cook County Commissioner, 16th District), and Rasheda Ali-Walsh (Author, Speaker, Spokesperson and PD Advocate).

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