Hope O’Rell, 8th District Winner, 2012 Peggy A. Montes Unsung Heroine of Cook County Award

Hope O’Rell has been committed to solving problems and keeping her community safe and thriving for over fifty years.

For the past eighteen years, she has written a column in the West Logan Square Newsletter. She recruits and assists residents in creating block club associations and has been instrumental in organizing clean and green activities for the residents in her Logan Square neighborhood.

Since its inception, Hope has been a strong supporter of the CAPS Implementation Program in the 14th Police District. Hope and her ninety plus year old mother have walked in many anti-gang marches. She is never afraid to take her concerns to City Hall and on numerous occasions met with former Mayor Richard M. Daley to request assistance for her community.