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Kotowski to receive award from Des Plaines hospital

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Presence Holy Family Medical Center in Des Plaines will present state Sen. Dan Kotowski with its Inspire Award for exceptional community service on Tuesday, April 22, at the hospital.

Hospital officials said in a news release the award is presented annually to a community organization or leader who "exemplifies the values that inspire the hospital's community outreach," and also recognizes "inspirational leadership that advances the well-being of the community."

Kotowski serves on the board of an advocacy group to fight epilepsy in children, and the Greater Chicago Epilepsy Foundation, which previously gave him the Epilepsy Hero Award. Kotowski previously served as the vice president of UCAN, a social service agency, and was the head of the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence.

The event is from 5 to 7 p.m.

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