In the Park Ridge Herald-Advocate on Thursday, December 20th, 2012 the Gang Awareness Seminar spearheaded by Laura was prominently featured in Natasha Wasinski’s full page article entitled “Maine Township Panel Looks at Changes in Suburban Gang Activity” featuring Laura’s recent Gang Seminar panel held on October 17th at Maine Township and sponsored by the Maine Township Mainestay Youth and Family Services Department. As a three-term Maine Township Trustee and former Cook County Prosecutor in the Gang Unit, Laura developed this seminar six years ago in an effort to promote and heighten community awareness of potential gang crime activity in our township areas. Thursday’s article featured Park Ridge Chief of Police Frank Kaminski, and Niles Police Chief Dean Strzelecki.
The Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce has selected Laura for a Community Star Award! The Community Star Award is given by the Chamber of Commerce to recognize outstanding members of the Park Ridge community. Laura is being recognized for her work with the Gang Awareness Seminar which took place on October 17, 2012. The Park Ridge Chamber’s Annual Community Star Recognition Dinner will be held on January 19, 2013. Laura is a proud member of the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce, an eleven-year Maine Township trustee, and a local resident. She is both honored and humbled by the recognition from her colleagues. The event should prove to be a popular one as recently written about in the Journal and Topics Newspaper Online in the article entitled, “Park Ridge Ceremony Outgrows Country Club Setting“.
On Wednesday, October 17th, 2012, Laura hosted a highly successful gang awareness seminar. Laura and a group of panelists held a question and answer session in addition to providing an in-depth look at gang issues in the Maine Township area. Click below to learn more.
Laura Morask is a proud contributor to the Park Ridge Police Department’s 8th Annual National Night Out program. The mission of National Night Out is to distribute crime-prevention and related information to the public in a fun atmosphere. National Night Out participants strive to raise crime and drug prevention awareness and send a message that the community and police are working together to decrease crime.
Laura has appeared numerous times on WGN’s Morning News program to discuss her Community Gang Awareness Seminar. The seminar has been held for the past six years in Maine Township.