WBEZ | COFI http://www.wbez.org/tags/cofi Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Local woman recognized for heroic efforts http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/local-woman-recognized-heroic-efforts <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//Rosazilla-Grillier.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>&quot;Eight Forty-Eight&quot; kicked off Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebrations a little early this year by giving a nod to the everyday heroes among us. Rosazlia Grillier lives in Englewood on the South Side; she was recently named an <a target="_blank" href="http://www.allstate.com/diversity/Beyond-February/give-back-day.aspx ">Allstate Give Back Day Hero</a>. She&rsquo;s one of four Allstate Heros and the only pick from Chicago.</p><p>Not that long ago, Griller wouldn&rsquo;t have considered herself much of a hero. But a turning point came when she went to a meeting of <a target="_blank" href="http://www.cofionline.org/">COFI </a>&ndash; the Community Organizing and Family Issues group.</p><p><strong>RELATED</strong>:<br /><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFAD9RY-aRw" target="_blank">Allstate Give Back Day 2011</a></p><p><em>DJ&nbsp;John Ciba's Music Button: The Birmingham Spirituals, &quot;New Thing Going Around&quot;</em></p></p> Fri, 14 Jan 2011 14:50:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/local-woman-recognized-heroic-efforts