Women honored for their contributions

March 31, 2012 3:54:54 PM PDT
Five women were recognized Saturday for their effort to make a difference in people's lives.

The Women of Honor brunch is presented by Thornton Township's Human Relations Commission. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was the keynote speaker.

The award recipients are community volunteer and advocate Willie Brown. south suburban education contributor Mary Alice Smith, community volunteer and advocate Ernestine Brown, community leader Pastor Georgina Ayala and ABC7's Val Warner and Karen Meyer, who covers the disabled community.