Real Heroes Don't Wear Capes

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Joliet Golf Club

1009 Spencer Road

Joliet, IL 60433

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Featuring Scott Cross, who broke his four-decade silence to courageously testify that former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert molested him.

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Join Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow, founder and board chair of the Will County Children's Advocacy Center, for a special evening with emcee Scott Slocum, honoring those who have gone above and beyond for children who have endured physical and sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, child pornography, neglect, and exposure to violence. 5:30 PM: Cocktails (Cash Bar), 6:00 PM: Dinner & Program

STERK FAMILY LAW GROUP - Dinner Sponsor

Founder’s Awards

  • ED CZERKIES (POSTHUMOUSLY)
  • CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY - Scott Paddock, President/CEO
  • JOHN BAYS, Owner & President, Bays Investment Corporation

Glen Marcum Selfless Dedication to Community Service Award

  • LARRY WALSH- Will County Executive

MDT Lifetime Achievement Awards

  • DET. SHAWN FILIPIAK - Joliet Police Department
  • ROSA FRIAS - Illinois Department of Children & Family Services
  • MARY FILLIPITCH - Will County State's Attorney's Office

Men Who Cook Heroes - Cooks, Sponsors, Planning Committee Members, & Volunteers

Heroic Volunteerism Award

  • ALAN & NANCY NOWACKI - Nowacki Insurance

Heroic Service Awards

  • PLAINFIELD JUNIOR WOMAN’S CLUB- Kristen Robertson, President
  • JOLIET TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL - Dr. Mike Hanson, Joliet Central H.S. Key Club, and Joliet West H.S. Students of Service Club

Heroic Philanthropy Awards

  • CITGO LEMONT REFINERY- Dennis Willig, Vice President and General Manager
  • ANIMAL CARE CENTER OF SHOREWOOD - Dr. Tony Kremer & Dr. Robert Buchanan

Heroic Action Awards

  • MAYOR JIM HOLLAND - Village of Frankfort
  • LAURIE SUMMERS- Will County Board, Dist. 1

Featured speaker is Scott Cross, who broke his four-decade silence to courageously testify that former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert molested him in a high school locker room when he was a teenager. He will speak about his experience as a survivor, and the importance of supporting the work of the Will County Children's Advocacy Center.

The Will County Children’s Advocacy Center was established by Will County State’s Attorney James W. Glasgow in 1995 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization so that it would not impact Will County taxpayers. As a result, the Will County CAC relies on private and public grants, donations, and fundraisers like the popular MEN WHO COOK to provide its important services.

When children make an outcry of sexual abuse, a trained and compassionate forensic interviewer obtains an accurate statement in a neutral, non-suggestive, and child-friendly environment. Forensic interviews recorded at the Will County CAC have been used in the successful prosecution of hundreds of child predators. In addition, the staff provides children and families with advocacy services and trauma-informed therapy, to enable the healing process to begin.

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Joliet Golf Club

1009 Spencer Road

Joliet, IL 60433

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