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Naperville City Councilman Steve Chirico Receives Award of Excellence in Municipal Leadership from Illinois State Crime Commission

Awarded for his commitment to public safety and visionary leadership, the Illinois State Crime Commission (ISCC) has announced Steve Chirico as their selection for the Award of Excellence in Municipal Leadership for 2015.

Chirico, a lifelong Naperville resident, local business owner and City Councilman was an easy choice given his passion for community service, public safety and innovative solutions.

“I am honored to receive this award from the ISCC and remain committed to ensuring the safety of our community,” Chirico said. “In fact, public safety is at the top of my priorities.”

In 2014 Chirico worked with Naperville residents to introduce the Prescription Drug Box Program, an initiative that allows the public to safely and anonymously dispose of unused prescription drugs in an effort to keep them out of landfills, area waterways and the hands of those who may abuse them. During the program’s first six months more than 1,000 pounds of unused prescription drugs were collected.

In addition, Chirico recently recommended a “Craigslist Safe Zone” which was supported by Naperville’s Chief of Police.

“It’s imperative that we look at other communities for best practices and unique solutions to public safety challenges,” Chirico said. “No one city or town has all the answers, but in working together we can meet our goal of improved community safety.”

The Illinois State Crime Commission will honor each of their honorees during at their annual “Salute to Those Who Make a Difference” Awards Dinner at Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, on June 17, 2015.