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Tomczak named State’s Attorney of the Year

The Illinois State Crime Commission announced Friday that Will County State’s Attorney Jeff Tomczak has been selected as the 2004 State’s Attorney of the Year.

This is the second consecutive year that he has received the award, and the first time in 10 years that the State Crime Commission has named a consecutive recipient for the honor.

“We selected Jeff Tomczak for a second honor for a very simple reason. Jeff has set a new standard,” said Jerry Elsner, Illinois State Crime Commission executive director, Tomczak has developed innovative programs, prosecuted innovative cases, and produced innovative solutions to crime, Elsner said.

He also cited Tomczak’s work in cases involving consumer fraud and identity theft as additional reasons for the second honor.

“Our executive board especially is impressed by Jeff’s commitment to the faith-based community in Will County,” Elsner said. “We agree that local pastors have a unique ability to turn around those who would flirt with a criminal career.

“His work service programs are something others should emulate.”

The commission will host a recognition dinner in Tomczak’s honor at 7:30 p.m. June 24 at Drury Lane, Oak Brook Terrace