karen yarbrough cook county recorderThe Office of the Cook County Recorder of Deeds is proud to announce that Recorder Karen A. Yarbrough has been selected as one of the Chicago Defender’s Women of Excellence for 2014.

“I am proud to stand with this group of women leaders, and to be honored by one of the most important voices in Black history – the Chicago Defender,” said Yarbrough.

According to the Defender, one of the nation’s oldest Black newspapers that has featured the writing of Langston Hughes and Gwendolyn Brooks:

The Chicago Defender Women of Excellence Awards celebrates local African Amer­ican women who inspire others through their vision and leadership, exceptional achievements, and participation in community service.

Women of Excellence honorees are women who exemplify extraordinary stature, poise, and grace. These women do it all while maintaining the delicate balance of filling the roles of helpmate, mother, teacher and professional.

The women who are chosen for this award are champions of our economic empowerment, the backbone of our religious and educational organizations, and driving forces in politics and community service.

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