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State's Attorney Alvarez Honors "Unsung Heroes"
in the Fight For Justice

April 21 , 2010

Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez recently honored individuals at the Victim Service Awards, a ceremony held in commemoration of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

Pictured, left to right, are:  Ursula Villatoro, State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez,
Karli Butler and Palatine Police Chief John Koziol.

Ursula Villatoro was honored for her work as a crime victim advocate at Mt. Sinai Hospital.  Karli Butler was presented with the Courage Award for her remarkable journey in overcoming injuries she suffered in a heinous battery and sharing that experience to empower and encourage other young women. 
Palatine Police Chief John Koziol accepted the award on behalf of the Palatine Police Department, which was recognized for their tireless efforts in the investigation involving the Brown’s Chicken murders in 1993. 

The ceremony was held on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at the Fraternal Order of Police, Chicago Lodge No. 7.