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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Chicago Radio Personality Honored by FBI

Local radio and television personality Roe Conn has been selected as the 2010 Chicago area recipient of the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA), announced Robert D. Grant, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

The DCLA is presented annually by FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III to a recipient in each of the FBI’s 56 domestic field offices. Established in 1990, the DCLA is designed to publicly recognize an individual or organization that has helped with crime prevention and educational programs within their community and which have furthered the efforts of law enforcement. In selecting Mr. Conn as the 2010 recipient of this prestigious award, Director Mueller noted his many contributions over the years in assisting both the law enforcement community and related charities and benevolent organizations. Said Director Mueller, “Mr. Conn’s unwavering support of law enforcement in general, and the FBI in particular, has earned him the respect and admiration of police officers and FBI agents throughout the Chicago area. He has used the public airways as a means to educate and inform his listeners, while at the same time remaining an objective journalist.”

In announcing this award, Mr. Grant noted the dedication and personal involvement exhibited by Mr. Conn in assisting the Chicago FBI during the past several years. Mr. Grant added “Our employees were honored to have Roe Conn serve as the master of ceremonies at our 100th anniversary celebration in July of 2008. In addition, his frequent on-air discussion of FBI investigations and related issues has earned him a great following in our office.”

Mr. Conn serves on the board of directors for the USO of Illinois and has been active in supporting the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation and the Chicago Crime Commission, which demonstrates his ongoing dedication to aiding law enforcement.

Mr. Conn follows acclaimed journalist and documentarian Bill Kurtis, who was the 2009 Chicago DCLA recipient.

An awards luncheon honoring Mr. Conn is scheduled for tomorrow at Harry Caray’s Restaurant, 33 West Kinzie in Chicago. Mr. Conn will also be invited to attend an awards ceremony, to be held in Washington, D.C. in March, at which time DCLA recipients from across the nation will be personally honored by Director Mueller.

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