Unsung Heroine Award

Looking for Nominations –

As an annual event in observance of Women’s History Month, Cook County presents the Unsung Heroine Award to 18 women, one from each district of Cook County and one county-wide, whose contributions to their communities, families and professional endeavors have been so vital, but seldom recognized. This award, consistent with the purpose of Women’s History Month, is designed to recover and tell the story of the powerful impact women have had throughout history on the development of our social, cultural, economic and political institutions. In this spirit, the County honors these remarkable women as a way to bring their stories to light, to thank them and to celebrate the achievements of the many women through the history of Cook County whom they represent.”

Please submit nominee’s:

  • Name.
  • Address.
  • Contact information, including phone number and email address.
  • List of accomplishments/work related to women and girls’ issues.
  • Any other relevant information.


Please submit all nominations to District15@cookcountyil.gov no later than Friday, January 11, 2019.