On the Radio
Interview with George Tamvakis
George Tamvakis discusses Hegewisch, the neighborhood he grew up in, on WBBM's Difference Maker segment.
A short time later, I became involved with a mock trial project conducted by the Cook County Courts Chief Judge's Office. Part of the program involves using attorney coaches to assist the students and teacher in preparations for presenting a hypothetical case at the Daley Center. George has volunteered to be the "Attorney Coach" for Washington High School for over ten years. He receives no compensation for his time and has freely given of this time and expertise. Washington High School has had a model mock trial program and has received numerous awards and recognition due in no small part to Mr. Tamvakis' assistance.
A few years ago, my students started a project to restore veteran markers in a local state park (Wolf Lake). The project grew into a community wide effort which culminated in a community celebration which rededicated the markers, dedicated a veteran's memorial in the form of a Nike missile, and set up a kiosk to explain the significance of the site to visitors. George worked with the committee as the plans took shape and donated the funds necessary to construct the information kiosk which continues to inform visitors to the site.
I could go on but feel that these examples of community service show George's character and commitment to the community and its students.
I have had the honor of knowing George for 20 plus years and possess first hand knowledge of his work ethic and untiring dedication.
George has positioned himself to be a leader in his field. When George ran for alderman in the 42nd Ward we worked hand in hand and I witnessed his interaction with and stance for the people in the community. George also has dedicated himself to the young boxers at Mount Caramel High School.
The experience that George has attained in his legal career has proven his ability to understand and provide counsel within the field of industrial commerce.