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Help Buy Police New Bulletproof Vests At Sunday Pancake Breakfast

By Alex Nitkin | June 2, 2017 6:21am
 The Get Behind the Vest fundraiser will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Juliana School, 7400 W. Touhy Ave., in Edison Park.
The Get Behind the Vest fundraiser will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Juliana School, 7400 W. Touhy Ave., in Edison Park.
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CHICAGO — An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast will raise money Sunday to help Chicago Police officers replace their bulletproof vests when they become worn out.

The Get Behind the Vest fundraiser, organized by 41st Ward Democratic Committeeman Tim Heneghan and the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Juliana School, 7400 W. Touhy Ave.

After Heneghan saw Ald. Matt O'Shea (19th) organize a similar event on the Far South Side this year, he thought bringing it to Edison Park would be a "no-brainer," he said Thursday.

"It's one thing to say that you support the police, but this is a tangible way for residents to put their money where their mouth is," Heneghan said.

Volunteers will cook pancakes and sausage to order, and coffee will be available as well.

Entrance costs $5 per person, or $25 for a family of six or more, Heneghan said.

At 11 a.m., organizers will hold a "special Mass" for first responders at St. Juliana Church next door.